Celebrating 56 years

Welcome to August!!!

  • August 2 – National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It seeks to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, fostering a true sense of community.
  1. J1/J2 – Rufus King Park, 89th Avenue and 150th Street; 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  2. Sutphin – North Rochdale Playground, Baisley Boulevard and Bedell Street; 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • August 7 – American Family Day
  • August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day


  • August 5 – The last day of school for children
  • August 15 – September 2 – School closed


  • September 5 – School closed for Labor Day
  • September 6-7 – School closed for children
  • September 8-9 – Transition Days
  • September 12 – Regular hours begin

The following information is taken from a memo distributed by the Office of Head Start, regarding the Covid-19 vaccine:

On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children between the ages 6 months to 5 years old should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is the leading public health strategy for minimizing COVID-19 transmission and preventing severe illness. We know from other routine childhood immunizations that vaccines have led to major improvements in children’s health. Likewise, vaccination against COVID-19 is one more way we can prepare our children to thrive. This landmark recommendation provides us with another powerful tool to protect children, families, and staff. It will help create a future where children can more safely participate in Head Start, and parents experience fewer interruptions from these services.

Please speak to your child’s health care provider for more information. CECD will be providing information, also. With the Food and Drug Administration authorization and CDC recommendation of COVID-19 vaccination for our youngest children, we can create a better future for everyone — a future where all our loved ones are protected, and we can learn, work, and play in safety. Together, we can do this!