Good nutrition is vital to children’s learning and physical development. These child care nutrition policies have been designed to encourage the development of good eating habits that will last a lifetime. A wide variety of nutritionally balanced, high quality foods are prepared and served on the premises each day, or you may send food with your child if you desire. Because food allergies are becoming more common among infants and young children, it is important for us to work together to provide a safe environment for your child. Please see our Food Policies for more information.
Our Food Policies:
- Meals: The parents must provide baby bottles. Happy Time does provide Parent’s Choice with Iron and baby food. A written feeding schedule for your child (under 2 years) is required if other than normal breakfast and lunch times.
- During the school year the center provides breakfast for the school aged children at 7:00am and all other children at 8:00am. Preschool only snack will be provided at 9:30am and lunches will be served at 11:00am for our younger children, 11:30 for preschool and 12:00 for our older children. The center will also provide afternoon snack at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. During school breaks the center provides breakfast for the school aged children at 9:00am and all over children at 8:00am. Monthly menus are posted on the bulletin board in the entryway. If your child has an allergy or cannot eat a particular food, please inform the teacher. Happy Time will need to receive written instructions from the child’s physician.
- Food Brought From Home: Children attending Happy Time not enrolled in school may bring prepackaged store bought snacks from home for special occasions such has birthdays or holidays. (Due to an increase of allergies in children, snacks must be sent in their original packaging, with the ingredients listed. No peanut or tree nut products allowed). Children are encouraged to bring healthy snacks such as crackers, fruits and vegetables. We ask that parents do not send candy, gum or soft drinks. All treats will be served along with the regular snack or meal.