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Top 3 Things To Know
#1 Preventing Child Hear Stroke
Deaths in Vechicles
Now that it's getting hotter outdoors, it is extremely important for parents and caregivers of young children to recognize that leaving children unattended in a parked car, even for short periods, can cause heat strokes that can be fatal.
 
Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related deaths for children under the age of 14. There was a total of 793 child heat stroke deaths from 1990-2016. There have already been 12 child heat stroke deaths in 2017.
 
Vehicles heat up very quickly, and that heat can be fatal to young children. Children are at a higher risk than adults of dying from heat stroke in a vehicle because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than adults. It only takes ten minutes for a car to reach deadly temperatures on an 80-degree day. Leaving car windows open does not slow the heating process or decrease the maximum temperature.


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#3 Immigration Assistance
Immigration Assistance is Available
Asistencia de inmigración está disponible

Immigration law is one of the most complicated areas, if not the most complicated area of law in the United States.  Many people do not understand how complicated this area of law is nor do they understand how important it is to seek professional advice. 
 
Westchester County understands this matter and has many resources available for you. 
 
 
Servicios de Immigracion 
Did You Know...
The Council is Here for You!
Resources & Referrals!
Financial Help!
Summer Care too!

Call us at 
914-761-3456 ext 140,  
or
 
email us at  referrals@cccwny.org
 
Our FREE Services are:
  • Consultation with a trained Counselor
  • 24/7 search for child care
  • Information to help pay for child care
  • Guidelines to choose a quality child care program
  • Resources to Camps
  • Checklist for your visits
And much, much more...
Children's Corner

Let's Get Cooking
Summer Cooking with Children
 
Children love to cook! Cooking offers real opportunities for social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. It invites children to experience math, social studies, science, creativity, and new language.
 
What can different age children do?
  • Infants - As long as the items are safe (be careful for allergies and new foods) allow children to explore the fruit in its true form. Allow them to use their hands to feel it and mash it.
  • Toddlers - Allow the children to touch, smell and taste. Provide safe items for them to mash the fruit with before it is blended. Allow them to help measure and pour.
  • Preschoolers - Children can be involved in a cooking activity from start to finish, provide recipe with pictures and measuring spoons.
 
Choosing a recipe -
  1. Can the children fully assist in preparing the recipe?
  2. Does the process involve hands on manipulation of materials and ingredients?
  3. Can children safely do most of the steps by themselves?
  4. Think about whether or not the ingredients are hard to find and inexpensive. ALWAYS KEEP ALLERGIES IN MIND!!!
  5. Are they nutritious?
  6. Is it too spicy?
  7. Do you have the necessary appliances? 
For some recipe suggestions to enjoy with your little ones, Click here! 

In This Issue
  • Parent Survey
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Summer cooking with kids
What's happening at the Council
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Council Office Closing:
All Day
Monday, September 4, 2017
 
Early Closings (closes at 3pm)
Friday, September 1, 2017
Things to do
Screening under the Stars - 
August 18th 
Movie: SING!


Entertainment starts at 6 and movie starts at dusk (8/8:30pm)



Parent Education
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What's Cooking
Watermelon Smoothies

 
Ingredients:
2 cups strawberries
1 cup chopped watermelon
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
1 squeeze of lime juice
 
Directions:
1. Cut up or scoop watermelon
2. Place fresh fruit and all other ingredients in blender and blend.
3. Enjoy
 
Recipe Bonus: Freeze smoothie with popsicle sticks for a fun, healthy summer snack!