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
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 early February, staff at HFH family residences had the opportunity to connect with representatives from local community organizations at two resource fairs, gathering information and resources that will help them to offer the best possible services to their clients at HFH family residences. Staff from HFH’s Bronx locations—Prospect and Williamsbridge—attended the first
2018 was a year filled with innovative accomplishments, partnerships, and initiatives. We strengthened existing parent programming like Family Works while launching unique new pilot programs like Babies and Brunch. Our after-school, recreation, and early childhood education staff continued to develop engaging new ways of sparking the imagination of children in
Summer day campers from Prospect and Williamsbridge were in for a treat when Tamara Shenkle, Owner and Executive Chef of Amoraco Catering, visited them for a healthy, hands-on cooking demonstration. Shenkle had participated in this spring's KidCare NYC Jop Hop, an event where young participants spoke to professionals from different industries speed-dating style
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
Book clubs are a way for friends, colleagues, or even strangers to get together to form a community around a common book. Well, at our Prospect Family Inn, the new Job Club, is a way for a community of parents who are temporarily residing in shelter to get together around a common theme--jobs. But
In celebration of this month’s Universal Pre-K Big Red Reading book, Clifford Takes A Trip, the sites took their classes on a small Scavenger Hunt-style “trip" around the building (due to inclement weather outside). Clifford pictures were hung inconspicuously around the buildings, and children searched for all the little Cliffords trying to count how many they
Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2, and each year the kids in our after school programs celebrate with Dr. Seuss themed crafts!
Learning how to play chess has numerous benefits for children including improved academic performance, strategic thinking, and self-confidence. At the Prospect Family Inn, older kids in the Futurelink after-school program (ages 12-17) volunteered to teach chess to the younger children in the Big Brownstone after-school program (ages 5-11).