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Early Childhood Education Students Explore Jazz with Ms. Riza

Students at Prospect Early Childhood Education had a blast making music during their virtual Jazz Explorer Camp with Ms. Riza, founder of RiMarcable Music for Arts & Education. During one lesson, students learned about the Blues by creating their own guitars out of a small cardboard box, crayons, duct tape, string, and scissors. According to

2020-11-22T21:59:52-05:00November 22nd, 2020|
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Designing Education Programs for Today’s Families: Launching PLUS

At HFH's core are three guiding principles: education and recreation, employment, and social services. Over the last three months, HFH staff have been focused on designing an education program for parents that builds on the organization's nearly 35 years of experience delivering services to families experiencing homelessness. This new program, Family Practical Living Useful

2020-09-28T07:45:55-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Back to School 2020: How HFH Families are Navigating the ‘New Normal’

Every August brings a flurry of activity to children and parents at HFH, with a steady stream ofbookbag giveaways, end-of-summer soirees, and back-to-school preparations. In 2020, with the NYC Department of Education’s announcement of a hybrid learning model, back-to-school season took on an added urgency at HFH, with both K-12 and Family Services staff adapting their services

2020-09-25T13:04:12-05:00August 20th, 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) RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES TO SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE & RACISM Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism: AGES 0-8. CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner

2020-07-21T12:39:03-05:00March 24th, 2020|
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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|

Saratoga Student to Participate in Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival

A student at Saratoga was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's 11 Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel wrote her original play, Kidnapping, as a participant in Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops at Saratoga Afterschool. As a participant in the Worldwide Plays Festival, Chrystel will work with New York City theater professionals over the course of

2020-03-04T11:26:52-05:00March 4th, 2020|

Williamsbridge Wolverines Debut Inspiration Magazine

"Inspiration, through all forms of art, encourages our students to express their inner selves and gain the confidence to show others who they really are. Their art expresses their lives, their feelings, their relationships with others, and their future lives that they wish to see. Inspiration encourages our students to break away from

2020-02-19T10:54:46-05:00February 19th, 2020|

A Week in the Life with the Prospect Lions

For the Prospect Lions, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. Weekly afterschool classes in dance, nutrition, and yoga help build off of prior lessons and form a sense of stability for students. Monthly or bi-monthly lessons in topics like health, financial literacy, and college preparation likewise form a key

2019-12-04T11:29:56-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Lufthansa Helps Young Minds Take Flight at Saratoga

A group of volunteers from Lufthansa embodied the spirit of corporate social responsibility during a visit to Saratoga Afterschool. Employees from the international airline spent the afternoon teaching students about aviation and global cultures. Saratoga Family Residence is located close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Therefore, Saratoga Afterschool provided the perfect landing

2019-12-03T15:47:38-05:00December 3rd, 2019|
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