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Saratoga Student Featured in Writopia Podcast Episode

Earlier this year, Chrystel, 13, a student at Saratoga Afterschool was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's prestigious 11th Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel's original play Kidnapping was to be performed by a group of NYC theater professionals and off-Broadway venue The Tank in early May. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Worldwide

2020-05-29T08:01:24-05:00May 28th, 2020|

Afterschool Adapts: Supporting HFH’s K-12 Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From an Independent Project Lab to Virtual Craft Club, our Afterschool & Recreation programs have been uniquely positioned to safely continue supporting HFH's K-12 students while NYC schools are closed.A Safe Space for Tutoring & Independent ProjectsSocial distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom share a small

2020-05-29T08:47:58-05:00May 26th, 2020|

Video: Talking About COVID-19 with Children

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HFH has been connecting our residents with information on how best to protect themselves and their families. For parents with young children, explaining these important changes can be especially challenging. That's why we're connecting residents to carefully designed materials developed by Sesame Workshop as a part of their

2020-05-20T10:18:07-05:00May 20th, 2020|

HFH Partners Provide Relief During COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.

2020-05-29T07:59:44-05:00May 13th, 2020|

Introducing…Story Time with Ms. Jodi!

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Over the past several weeks, we've been developing a slate of virtual clubs and activities, so that students at HFH can stay connected to their favorite teachers until lessons resume in person. Ms. Jodi, Director of Childcare at Saratoga Family Residence, created this online Story Time for Saratoga's youngest learners, featuring

2020-05-29T07:32:56-05:00May 4th, 2020|

COVID-19 & Self-Care for Parents: Tips & Resources

Find a "quiet time" for yourself. With families staying home together, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Look for a "quiet time" during the day when your child is napping, reading, or otherwise safe and occupied. Carve out a space for yourself, even if it's only for fifteen minutes in

2020-05-28T11:14:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|

HFH Summer Camps 2020 COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the first time we have done this since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. We were excited for the upcoming summer

2020-04-02T11:03:57-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

HFH LEARN: Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources (PDF) Early Childhood Education Resources (PDF) Recursos de Aprendizaje en Línea (PDF) Recursos de Early Childhood Education (PDF) EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES Sesame Street in Communities: AGES 0-6. Activities, lessons, and videos on topics like washing hands, eating well, exploring emotions, and family bonding. En Español.

2020-04-22T12:14:51-05:00March 24th, 2020|