Children are at the heart of our work at Hour Children. Our childcare programs include: Hour Early Learning Program (Daycare), Hour After-School Program, and Hour Teen Scene.
We promote understanding and respect for the ethnic and cultural diversity of the children, their families, and the staff in our program. Our programs expose children to the different cultural traditions of our diverse ethnic groups represented in our program. This is consistent with the goals of fostering pro-social behavior and preparing the children to live in today’s diverse society.
Hour Early Learning Program
Hour Early Learning Program is an HRA Approved Program for qualifying low income families. Our program provides meals and snacks that account for a large portion of a child’s daily food requirement. We receive state funding from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to serve a wholesome variety of foods daily.
The staff at Hour Early Learning Program is committed to helping children become happy, healthy, socially competent individuals who will enter school ready to learn. We do this by providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate learning environment that stresses experiential learning opportunities to ensure that children grow to their maximum potential.
To schedule an appointment for a tour and/or learn more information about Hour Early Learning Program, please contact Kimberly Burford, Daycare Coordinator, at (718) 937-4454 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hour After-School Program
Hour After-School Program engages about 30 students in homework help and educational support. We work with all students on their daily homework assignments as well as any in-depth projects. Volunteers and staff work with children in groups and one-on-one, depending on the needs of each student.
In addition to focusing on their schoolwork, we do a variety of enrichment activities with the children. In the past, we have had groups lead workshops on Chinese character writing, singing, and nutrition education. In general, we hope that our program inspires children to appreciate the value and power of lifelong learning.
To schedule an appointment for a tour and/or learn more information about Hour After-School Program, please contact Linda Manzione, Program Director, at (718) 433-4724 x 302 or at email@example.com.
During the summer and school holidays, including Christmas Break, Presidents’ Week, and Spring Break, Hour Children also has a Day Camp program. Children enrolled in the program participate in recreational activities, field trips, and cultural events. Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To learn more about Hour Day Camp Program, please contact Linda Manzione, Program Director, at (718) 433-4724 x 302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hour Teen Scene
Hour Teen Scene is a program for the adolescents at Hour Children and the Hour Friend in Deed Mentoring Program. As a weekly program, Hour Teen Scene engages youth in various activities to help shape them into thoughtful and compassionate adults.
Students play sophisticated team building games to help foster community. The students have also participated in art projects and theater workshops. This summer Hour Teen Scene will be holding a series of different workshops on youth issues, including sex-education.
Hour Teen Scene recently presented ‘Hour Voice’ to a live audience of family and friends. You can see the introductions here.
Hour Teen Scene worked with artist Derek Little to design and paint an Hour Children themed mural on a wall at My Mother’s House on 12th Street.
To learn more about Hour Teen Scene, please contact Kellie Phelan, Teen Scene Coordinator, at (718) 433-4724 x 317 or at email@example.com.