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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|

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|

2019 Year-In-Review

As we settle into 2020, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the HFH families, staff, and supporters who've guided and enriched our programming in 2019. With the number of families experiencing homelessness in New York City on the rise from approximately 8,000 families in 2004 to more than 12,000

2020-04-15T14:34:15-05:00March 12th, 2020|
  • black history month

Oral Storyteller Brings African Folktales to Young Learners

Adadoma Bediako, an oral storyteller, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for an interactive lesson on African folktales. The storytelling show formed a part of the children's Black History Month celebrations, which also included lessons on black inventors like Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Bediako began the lesson with a folktale

2020-03-11T15:40:15-05:00March 11th, 2020|
  • Valentine's Day

The Williamsbridge Wolverines Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Staff at Williamsbridge took advantage of students' mid-winter recess to throw a belated Valentine's Day Party for students in Williamsbridge Recreation and Early Childhood Education Center. During school breaks, HFH K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs adjust into a full-day program to accommodate parents' schedules. The Williamsbridge Wolverines expressed universal delight at the their

2020-03-11T10:24:35-05:00February 21st, 2020|

Welcome Back Eagles! Saratoga Celebrates Back-to-School Season with a Backpack Giveaway

Saratoga's back-to-school backpacks & school supplies giveaway was a huge success. Thanks to donations from employees at Bolloré and community partners like S.C.A.L.E., there were plenty of colorful options for kids of all ages, including some of our littlest scholars from Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center. Find out how you can donate or

2019-09-16T13:57:55-05:00September 16th, 2019|

Jr. Volunteers Take the Lead in Storytelling and Gardening Activity at Saratoga

Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit

2019-08-06T09:42:22-05:00August 6th, 2019|