What does it take to host a successful family night? Plenty of apples, employment advice, free books, and a list of great contacts. Our early childhood staff employed this formula at the Children’s Aid Bronx Early Childhood Center last week during school pick-up hours to direct parents to resources they may have otherwise been unable to access on their own.
In addition to the array of direct services we provide children and their families, Children’s Aid also knows when to call on our friends across New York City to further support children and families. Representatives from IDNYC, Hunter College, and Workforce 1 graciously answered the call to talk with parents about applying for the New York ID and to share information on language classes and employment opportunities. And of course, our Go!Healthy program was on hand to provide a nutritious snack for the toddlers present and share healthy recipes with their parents.
Families in attendance went home with a wealth of knowledge, books for their young ones, and fresh apples courtesy of City Harvest. We want to thank all of our community partners for helping us to put together a wonderful family night that we look forward to replicating across Harlem, Staten Island, and Washington Heights.