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A look at how we finished our Fiscal Year 2018-2019!

January 2019

Brooklyn Community Foundation has selected the top five social justice nonprofit organizations of 2019 to receive its annual $100,000 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating the most pioneering organizations advancing equity in the borough. The winning organizations—the first prize cohort to be entirely woman-led—will receive their awards at the Foundation’s Spark Breakfast on February 28, 2019 in Brooklyn.

The 2019 Brooklyn Community Foundation Spark Prize Winners:

  • The Campaign Against Hunger

  • Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation

  • Girls for Gender Equity

  • Red Hook Community Justice Center

    <To read more on this click here>


February 2019

Happy Valentines Day from Head Start Classes


A week (2/18 to 2/22) full of fun in Ms. Julia's class!


March 2019

Dental Screenings
On March 28th, the New York University College of Dentistry Pediatric Outreach program provided our Head Start children with dental screenings.Fifty three children received a dental exam (without x-rays), tooth brush cleaning and had fluoride varnish applied to their teeth. The preventive dental exams were conducted by seven dental hygienist and supervised by lead professor Dr. Jill Fernandez.  


Happy ST. Patrick's Day


April 2019

Head Start Picture Day!


May 2019


Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5.

Parent input informs the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors curriculum, which uses the “popular education” approach to engage parents in lessons that reflect the culture of the target audience. The ten interactive sessions draw from real-life experiences, incorporate data about local schools and communities, and focus on helping Latino parents understand their important role in the development of and long-term impact on their children’s educational outcomes. Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors’ train-the–trainer model helps local family service providers improve their outreach and interaction with families, and create a sustainable program that reaches beyond the initial training sessions.

The Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP) program aims to increase the number of Latino children in the United States that enter school ready to learn and able to succeed in life by building the capacity and confidence of parents to be strong advocates in the lives of their children.


"Circle of Security"

Congratulations to the Head Start mother's who completed this training!



Learning Objectives of the Training:
  • Understand the theoretical foundation of the Circle of Security
  • Shift caregiver focus from behavior management to enhancing the quality of relationship
  • Understand specific steps to build self-reflection in caregivers
  • Use video examples to support increased empathy in caregivers
  • Identify new options to help caregivers manage emotions
  • Learn step-by-step approaches for promoting secure attachment in children

June 2019

16th Annual Health Fair

The Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation celebrated another successful health fair. The 16th Annual Health Fair was held on June 15th, 2019 at the Capital One Bank parking lot on Fulton Street in Cypress Hills. Thirty programs from community-based organizations, hospitals, health insurance plans, government organizations and others came together to provide information, awareness, screenings and services. The event included children activities, a refreshments sale and raffles prize as part of our fundraising efforts, and amazing face painting and body art from Avilda @ Honeybee Face & Body Art. We would like to thank the participating organizations: Gotham Health Center-ENY, Brownsville Multi Services, Bridging Access to Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Human Resources Administration, United States Census, NYS Department of State, NYC Technical College Dept. of Nursing, NYC Office of Emergency Management, Fidelis Care New York, Emblem Health Care, Health First, Allen Health Care, Health Plex Inc. Crescent Dental Health, Catholic Charities Home Based, Cypress Hills LDC, Amor Home Care, Institute for Community Living (ICL), New York Psychotherapy and Counseling (NYPCC), Grow NYC-Youth Market, Power of Two Inc., the Brooklyn Public Library-Arlington Branch. Cypress Hills East NY Coalition, and Gorayeb & Associates. Thanks to Capital One Bank for providing the space and to the CHCCC Staff and volunteers that made this year’s health fair possible.

Family Carnival @ Highland Park!

Friday, June 21st was a fun filled evening. Parents brought their children to our carnival, where they played games for tickets which they were able to exchange for prizes!

Head Start Step-Up Ceremony

35 children stepped up to Kindergarten on June 26th! 
We wish you the very best in your educational journey! 

Network News
Giselles, Rosa, Blanca, Glenda, Katiusca, Julia, Sobeida, Yohanka, Patricia, Damaris, Marina, Julia, and Maria
on the completion of your CDA Credential. After long nine months all your hard work and dedication finally pay off. Onward to the next chapter in your life.


Our 6th Annual Fundraiser will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2019!
Please mark your calendars ...
more information will follow in the coming months!

Read to your children         Leale a su hijo/s

Suggested Book (Bilingual)
Curious George/
Jorge el Curioso (Bilingue)

By: Margret & H. A. Rey's

Jorge el curioso is the perfect choice for English speaking readers to learn Spanish and for Spanish speakers to learn to read English.

Jorge el Curioso, un favorito de millones de niños alrededor del mundo, tomó el nombre de Jorge el Curioso cuando fue traducido hace más de quince años. Ahora, por primera vez, esta edición bilingüe del atesorado clásico incluirá texto en inglés y español en cada página.
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