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
Kids at Prospect and Saratoga's Early Childhood Education Center took their first steps into salsa dancing with a month-long series of workshops, adapting the dance steps for the young learners.
The end of the school year has been punctuated by Moving Up Ceremonies at HFH's Early Childhood Education Centers. At Saratoga's safari-themed Moving Up Ceremony, graduates performed in several dance numbers before receiving their diplomas.
March 2019 featured plenty of innovative programming, family events, and field trips. Check out our highlights from the month of March, and find out more about Chef Elena's Cooking Class and Mad Science's Workshop at Prospect Early Education Center.
Earlier this month, John Theodorou of Mad Science, which produces interactive STEM lessons, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for a hands-on chemistry workshop. As the children surveyed the colorful liquids, beakers, and test tubes arranged on a table in the front of the room, Theodorou introduced himself as Proton
At last month’s “F is for Family” workshop, families from Prospect Family Residence and afterschool had the opportunity to engage with the new set of resources developed by Sesame Street in Communities to help explain the experience of homelessness to young children. “It’s so important for all kids to see their lived experiences
Students in the Saratoga and Prospect Early Childhood Education Centers (ECEC) were thrilled when The Nature Company paid each of their classrooms an interactive visit. As a part of the company's Pre-K travelzoo program, presenters performed a puppet show and brought live animals along for the fun. Through three educational segments—Sounds
The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with DHS, hosted a group from Saratoga’s recreation program for a special Earth Day event. The children were given access to the museum’s Future City Lab, where they were able to use interactive digital tools to build their own vision of a city
Last week at the Williamsbridge Family Residence’s Recreation Program, children learned to make “lava lamps” using simple items such as vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer. The purpose of the activity was to teach participants about the properties of liquids. The kids learned that water sunk to the bottom of the bottle, while
Saratoga Early Childhood Education went on a trip to Carnegie Hall to see the musical duo Polygraph Lounge as part of the Carnegie Kids concert series. This series aims to inspire children’s imaginations and creativity at playful and interactive concerts. These free events are 45 minutes long and take place in the Resnick Education