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Free Playgroup for parents with infants in Troy

You & Me Playgroup fills a need A Child’s Place at Unity House is forming a You & Me Playgroup. Free for parents of infants (up to 6 months of age), the playgroup is a chance to meet other parents, ask questions of experts, and hang out with your baby, all in a relaxing environment…. more

Safety First!

A Child’s Place at Unity House Check out their dedicated website and see Fall news, including opening plans as we kick off new school year, and updated calendars. Early Pre-K and Universal Pre-K in community based settings Community based pre-k, like we have on offer at A Child’s Place in Albany, is a great asset… more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better Sue Butler seems to know everyone, both at work and in the community. That’s how it goes when you’ve worked at Unity House for over 40 years. Sue started in 1981, working in children’s services, then called Unity Sunshine. Today children’s services are called A Child’s Place at Unity… more

Spectrum Helps Feed Families

By working with the Junior League of Albany, Spectrum was able to make a difference Spectrum’s donation of $2,500 to the Junior League of Albany funded the purchase of local grocery gift cards for over 60 families in Albany. Many families served at A Child’s Place at Unity House’s Albany location benefitted from this great… more

Aeroponics: valuable urban resource

Meet Tyler. Tyler is an 18 year old with a bit of green thumb. Instead of growing fresh produce outside, Tyler puts his green thumb to work indoors, in growing towers that grow fresh produce such as lettuce, cucumbers, kale, chard, and fresh herbs. Known as aeorponics, this growing method uses less water and soil… more

Bob Talham, Inc. Helps Pave the Way

Helping Make Childcare Affordable Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based utility restoration company that you may have seen doing paving work in the Capital Region, is grateful for the opportunity to keep working. Their workforce has been hard at work doing the kind of skilled, manual labor that is very much needed. Realizing the economic toll… more

What we talk about when we talk about childcare

Quality childcare: access and affordability are a great struggle for families Even before the pandemic, finding quality, affordable childcare that had a spot for your child was a challenge. Now, with shutdowns and school closures, the issue and its ripple effects, is compounded. On Monday, July 27th, leaders gathered at Unity House’s Community Resource Center… more

A Child’s Place at Unity House

Got Childcare? Exciting news!!!  As we move through the phases of reopening we are pleased to announce that we are now enrolling children of parents and caregivers from all employment fields. Not just those of essential workers, but any occupation. Our Child Care programs meet and exceed all CDC safety and cleaning protocols. For more… more

Loss of summer camp more than loss of fun and childcare

Summer Camp is also a connection to food for children Just like school can be a valuable, safe space for children who get free breakfast and lunch, summer camps often serve the same purpose: children receive breakfast, lunch, and two snacks at many summer camp programs. With widespread cancellations, including the beloved Unity House Traveling… more

Essential Workers Need Childcare

Unity House program steps up to fill urgent need In this time of social distancing for public health and safety, there are challenges- especially for workers who are considered ‘essential’. Childcare, for example, is difficult in an environment when many daycare centers have been forced to close. That’s where  A Child’s Place at Unity House… more

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