It’s not news that children are the All that said, here are some general and
domestic suggestions for you to protect
most valued possessions of responsi- your kid’s health.
ble parents. And at all cost, they always • Your foods and trash should be
want to protect their children from stored in closed containers to prevent
every possible danger. Unfortunately, contamination and exposure to pests
these kids are the most vulnerable to respectively.
dangers because of the carefree life- • Some chemicals and pesticides could
style they are susceptible to live. With- easily be mistaken for food or drink by
out suspecting it and as against most children, store them out of the reach of
adults who has the intellectual capacity children.
to protect themselves, children expose • Ensure your house is always as clean
themselves to a lot of dangers, especial- as possible; always wash floors and
ly pollutants that can be very injurious window sills regularly.
to their health. • Keep their toys away whenever you
The ways kids expose themselves to apply pesticides; restrain them from
dangers is pretty much obvious. The playing in fields, orchards or gardens
ground is like a haven for them as they where pesticides have been used, at
are always playing and crawling close to least until the pesticide fades oﬀ.
the ground thereby making them liable • Always wash your fruits and vege-
to dirt and dust, which are toxic. They tables before eating; try to peel oﬀ the
also often put their toys, hands and oth- outer layer of those possible before
er items into their mouths, exposing eating and giving your children to eat.
them to poisoning. • Wash your kid’s hands before they
Well, the physiology behind why their eat.
system will easily react to the health • Ensure to wash washable toys, pacifi-
dangers is pretty simple. They breathe, ers, and bottles regularly.
as well as eat and drink more relative to • Ensure your kids do not sleep in a hot
their body mass than adults. Also, their environment; during the hot summer,
natural defense system is quite under- always ensure your children wear their
developed; their blood-brain barrier hats, protective clothing, and sunglass-
is more permeable just as their skin as es when needed.
well, their plasma proteins circulate at
a lower level, and their vital organs are
Head Start Is Your child ready for school?
Head Start could be the answer!
For Info or an Application:
845-338-8750 ext. 118
For Income-eligible 3 & 4 Year-olds
Centers located in:
Ellenville and Plattekill
For Income-eligible children
6 weeks up to 3 years
Center Located in Kingston Only
Early Childhood Development Program - at no cost to you!
(For Income-Eligible Families, Selections Based on Need)
Our program provides services including:
Education following NYS guidelines
Health and Nutrition Support
Family Services/Parent Workshops
Parent, Family & Community Engagement
A Family Worker/Home Visitor will contact you to arrange a Wait List
appointment. Bring to interview, your child’s:
•Immunization record, copy last physical
•Current proof of all household income D.S.S. Services Award Letter/
Health insurance card/Proof of Social Security benefits
•Custody papers if applicable
•Order of Protections if applicable
All children enrolled in Early Head Start/Head Start are required to pro-
vide a Physical, Immunizations, Birth Certificate, prior to attending the
Dele a su Niño
Un Comienzo Educativo (HEAD START)
Head Start & Early Head Start Program
Un Programa de Desarrollo Comprensivo Para
Niños de 3 – 5 años de edad
Lo que le ofrecemos a los niños Lo que le ofrecemos a las familias
Preparación para el Kínder Juntas de padres mensuales
Maestros titulados Entrenamiento de padres
Asesoramiento de salud y nutrición Oportunidades para que padres se
Comidas y meriendas saludables involucren
Servicios para niños con necesidades Recursos en la comunidad
Asociación de padres, familias y
Ambiente seguro para niños y familias comunidad
Recursos para niños con deseabilidades
Está Aceptando Aplicaciones Para el Año escolar 2017-2018
Para Aplicar Llame o Visite:
HEAD START UCCAC, Inc. Early/Head Start EARLY HEAD START
Localizacion de los 70 Lindsley Ave. Sirven a Kingston
Kingston, NY 12401
Centros: (Children’s Learning Center)
(845) 338-8750 ext. 118 Sirviendo a ninos recien nacidos
CLC (Kingston), Rondout (Kingston), www.UCCAC.org
Ellenville, Plattekill, & Saugerties hasta 3
Transporte limitado disponible.
(No hay transporte para los Centros de Rondout y
Para aplicar por favor de proveer lo siguiente: Guia de Ingresos Miembros en la
Prueba que enseñe el ingreso total de la familia: Familia / Ingresos
Forma de impuestos del 2016, 3 talones de cheques ó
Declaración de ingreso escrita por el empleador, TANF, (1) $12,060 (5) $28,780
becas, y asistencia financiera
(2) 16,240 (6) 32,960
Verificación de edad:
Acta de nacimiento, pasaporte, (3) 20,420 (7) 37,140
Registro del hospital ó certificado de bautismo
(4) 24,600 (8) 41,320
para familias de más de 8, aumente $4,160 por cada
Se les dará prioridad a los niños que cumplan 4 años antes del 1 de December. Familias con
niños con necesidades especiales se les anima a que apliquen. Para calificar, todo el ingreso
familiar debe estar bajo las guías federales del 2017. No hay costo para familias inscritas en el programa.
No hay transportación disponible, se asistirá a familias en hacer conexiones para servicios de transportación dentro de la
comunidad. Se proveen aplicaciones sin tomar en cuenta raza, sexo, creencia, color, nacionalidad o incapacidad.
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Summer is here again; kids are totally school-free for the next 2-3
months. It’s not uncommon that most kids will resort to TV all day
long. Their favorite shows that school made them miss must be covered
for. But the screen is not the friendliest way to keep your kids busy; in
fact, too much of the screen is injurious to their health.
Can I take them away from the screen? It’s not like I have anything else
I could make them do. Well, there are too many things you can get
them to do during this summer holidays that will be fun filled and as
well keep them busy and away from injurious activities. You can as well
join them in many of these activities to make it maximum fun, espe-
cially if you are less busy as well; there’s a level of confidence you give
to children when you join them with doing things. For the sake of this
article, we shall mention only ten of these activities.
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1. You can instigate your kids to design a fairy garden.
2. They can create a paper mache; two words, on their own,
3. Face painting with old make-up; awkward painting now.
4. n the backyard, a river can be made using a tinfoil.
5. Try out ball games both indoor and outdoor of the house.
6. Sign up kids for music and dance lessons.
7. Teach your kids to swim, if they don’t already know how to.
8. Know more about their video games, make a timetable for
playing video games in a week and try to join in when they are
9. Play board games.
10. Gain the confidence of your kids by utilizing the summer as an
avenue to talk more to them. Ask them questions about
whatever is going on in their lives at that time and ask their
experiences throughout the school times.
Parkour Summer Camp
Right Here In Kingston!
The Hudson Valley’s only Parkour
coaching organization and
indoor training facility
Registering ages 9-11 and 12-15
For more info visit:
ARTS, CULTURE, & SPIRIT
Something for the Whole Family
Find us online:
The obesity epidemic in children over the last few
years has been alarming, and therefore parents are al-
ways advised to monitor their BMI (Height-to-Weight
ratio). The activities carried out by a child during the
developmental process go a long way in building up
in them, all they need for their adult lives. When most
adults are told to exercise, they think of working out
in the gym, treadmill running or weightlifting but for
kids, their daily physical playing and running around
makes up all they need for exercise. There are many
reasons why children should actively exercise from
their tender age, and they are as follows:
• A healthy body weight is maintained in them
• Exercise boosts a child’s self-esteem and
• Exercise serves as an importance immune
system builder against some chronic diseases
like heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, etc.
• They sleep well after a long day of playing
around thus improving their general sleep
• With regular physical activity, their muscles,
bones, and joints are built and maintained
• It aids proper coordination of their internal
organs; their foods digests easily and their heart
Special thanks to all of our supporters for making the first
annual MyKingstonKids Fest 2017 a major success!
Center For Community Education Pivot Ground Cafe Digital Vibrations
Phone: 845-338-7664 Phone: 845-594-8041 Phone: 845-389-9173
Web: www.cce4me.org Web: www.pivotground.com Birdsong & Blossom
RUPCO Kingston Police Department Innate Movement Parkour
Phone: (845) 331-2140 Phone: 845-331-1671 Phone: 845-802-4717
Web: www.rupco.org Web: www.kingston-ny.gov/police Web: innatemovementparkour.com
AJ Williams-Myers African
Boys & Girls Club Cornell Cooperative Extension Roots Library
Phone: 845-338-8666 Ulster County Phone: 914-388-3092
Web: www.bgclubsulstercounty.org/ Phone: 845-340-3990 Web: www.africanrootslibrary.org
Web: www.ulster.cce.cornell.edu Eternal Bliss Services, LLC
YMCA Farm Project Phone: 845-331-0710
Web: kingstonymcafarmproject.org Kingston Happenings Web: eternalblissservicesllc.com
Web: www.kingstonhappenings.org Measured Cup Cakes
Kingston Parks & Recreation Phone: 845-399-3776
Phone: 845-338-0670 Catskill Art Oﬃce & Supply Hyde Park Drive-In
Web: www.kingston-ny.gov/parksan- Phone: 845-331-7780 Web: www.hydeparkdrivein.com
drecreation Web: www.catskillart.com
George Washington PTO Ulster County Alive Personal Supporters/Contributors
Phone: 845-338-1978 Phone: 845-340-3566 Mike & Tayne Smith Kate Murphy
INT-O Yellow Web: www.ulstercountyalive.com Holly Christina Tina McGary
Web: www.intoyellow.com Kingston Buﬀet Felix Olivierie
Safe Harbour Phone: 845-339-6888 Autumn Pond
Phone: 845-334.5165 Web: www.kingstonbuﬀet.com Sarah Carlson
Web: [email protected] Deising’s Bakery Sheryl Crispell
gmail.com Phone: 845-338-7505 Emma Leigh
Kingston Catholic School Web: www.deisings.com Will & Chris Jordain
Phone: 845-331-9318 Kingston Candy Bar Austin & Sharlonda Cook
Web: kingstoncatholicacademy.org Phone: 845-901-0341 Sharon Jaeckel
City of Kingston Web: www.kingstoncandybar.com Patrice Heber
Phone: 845-331-0080 Kidoodles Lanette Hughes
Web: www.kingston-ny.gov Phone: 845-901-5446 Micah Blumenthal
St. Joseph’s School & to all of the great volunteers
Phone: 845-339-4390 and anyone we missed. Thank you!
Transforming Midtown Kingston Through Collaboration with the Arts
The Lace Mill
Adaptive reuse, historic preservation,
preferenced for artists
165 Cornell Street, Kingston
mixed use new construction
20 Cedar Street, Kingston
TV/film studio, post-production &
training center plus Makers’Space
2 South Prospect Street, Kingston