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.
Chef Elena of Well Rooted Kitchen stopped by Saratoga afterschool to teach the cooking club how to make veggie dumplings, banana wontons, and fruit spring rolls. The lesson was an opportunity for the kids to try new foods, practice their kitchen skills, and learn some healthy and delicious new recipes.
To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, kids of all ages at Prospect afterschool had the chance to practice their brushing and learn about proper oral hygiene through fun and age-appropriate activities. Older students aged 10 to 17 in Prospect’s Big Brownstone and Future Link program completed an “egg-xperiment” using eggs, which have
In mid-February, families at Saratoga came together for an Adult Art Show featuring the work of participants in Saratoga recreation's adult art class. Parents and kids attending also completed a make-your-own journal activity, after which they filled their journals with reflections and drawings relating to the artwork on display.
After months of rehearsals, discussions, and poster painting sessions, families and staff at Saratoga Family Residence saw their hard work come to life at a family talent show. The show was planned largely in response to a request from Star P, a mother who resides at Saratoga alongside two of her sons and
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
At the annual KidCare Holiday Party, children from Prospect afterschool had the opportunity to celebrate the season with special treats, gifts, and activities, facilitated by KidCare volunteers and Prospect afterschool staff. The event offers the children a memorable start to the holiday season, and ensures that they have the opportunity to take full
At Williamsbridge Recreation, every month brings a new theme for educational engagement, often focusing on topics underserved in the classroom. The highlight of last month's science theme was a KidCare-sponsored trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where students engaged with exhibits exploring the human body, animal science, and mechanics.
Cooking, Healthy Eating, Fitness, and Fun—or CHEFF as it is commonly referred to in the classroom—is a weekly partnership facilitated by the Community Pediatrics Program at Montefiore Medical Center, in collaboration with the Children’s Health Fund, a non-profit that brings comprehensive healthcare to children and families in need. Once a week, nutritionists visit
The kids from Saratoga Afterschool show some suds in this behind-the-scenes video of the Squeaky Clean Soap production process. Watch them prepare for the Young Sharks entrepreneurship competition, where they won a certificate of excellence from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. We couldn't be prouder of our young students or