In This Issue
June 2018

Early Childhood Students Share Learning During Curricular Events

Our Early Childhood preschoolers had a blast sharing their learning with family and friends during their curricular events!  The engaging exhibitions featured games and workstations that explored various aspects of the students' learning.  Our 3-year-old children presented their studies on exercise, human anatomy and physiology, dentistry and nutrition while our 4-year-old students showcased works of art made during their exploration of photography, mosaics, sculpture and painting. 

For more information on our Early Childhood Center, check out our website.

Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Presents at Silberman C onference on Aging

Members of our Tai Chi class at the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, along with Center Director Jess Balboni and Assistant Director of Administration Ariana Elezaj, presented on our work and experience with intercultural exchange at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College annual Conference on Aging. The class performed a beautiful tai chi demonstration and shared strategies used at the Center to promote intercultural engagement.

Click here to learn more about the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

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Teaching Kitchen Participants Learn Recipes Using Healthy Summer Vegetables 

The Teaching Kitchen at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House held a workshop this month to  help participating  organizations prepare summer menus that are full of healthy, seasonal vegetables.  Recipes included sautéed eggplant with peppers and tomatoes; roasted zucchini; cucumber, green pea and wheat berry salad with lemon basil dressing; and corn and black bean quesadillas.  Teaching Kitchen chefs discussed  the nutritional content of the ingredients used and highlighted other great summer produce to incorporate into menus. 

Visit our website for more information on The Teaching Kitchen!

Early Childhood Teachers Present at National Head Start Association Conference

Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher Thuy-Vy DeLaura and Assistant Teacher Jennifer LaBella represented the Neighborhood House this month at the annual National Head Start Association Conference in Anaheim, California!  Together with composer and musician Hayes Greenfield, they introduced The Greenfield Method (TGM) to fellow educators and advocates from around the country. The Greenfield Method was tested in our own Early Childhood Center and focuses on strengthening executive functioning, impulse control and focus attention in young children through sound and silence.

Visit our website to read our Head Start Public Annual Report!