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Prospect Early Childhood Education Center Mixes It Up with Mad Science

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

2022-06-08T15:16:38-05:00April 3rd, 2019|

Prospect Afterschool Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month

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

2022-06-08T15:24:16-05:00March 20th, 2019|

HFH Staff Discover New Resources and Connections with Local Community Organizations

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

2022-06-09T09:16:28-05:00February 27th, 2019|

2018 In Review

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

2022-07-22T15:02:03-05:00January 17th, 2019|

Summer Day Campers Learn Cooking Skills with Chef Tamara

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

2022-06-09T09:26:38-05:00August 28th, 2018|

The Nature Company Brought the Outdoors Inside

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

2022-06-09T09:28:00-05:00July 20th, 2018|

You’ve Heard of Book Club, What About Job Club?

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

2017-10-11T22:54:16-05:00September 22nd, 2017|

Clifford Takes a Trip

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

2022-06-09T09:35:58-05:00March 24th, 2017|

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2, and each year the kids in our after school programs celebrate with Dr. Seuss themed crafts!

2022-06-09T09:37:08-05:00March 2nd, 2017|

Chess Help at The Prospect

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).

2022-06-09T09:37:53-05:00March 16th, 2016|
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