Due to food allergies children are discouraged from bringing snacks from home unless it is for a birthday or special occasion. Parents need to bring a list of ingredients to the provider before serving. Healthy Snacks with little or no sugar are preferred!
Please make sure children have finished all snacks/meals before they come to the door. Children do not always understand why their friends have something and they do not.
Parents need to be aware of meal times, if a child arrives after a scheduled meal they need to eat before they arrive.
We at Ward’s Wonderyears are committed to your children’s health. Providing good nutrition for your child is a partnership. We serve healthy meals and snacks in our program and our staff models healthy eating behaviors throughout the day.
In alignment with the CACFP and 2010 dietary guidelines, we commit to:
We also commit to participate in seasonal gardening activities and education.
Provide 60min of structured and unstructured physical activity daily such as; outdoor free play, dancing, yoga and ribbon play.
Continued professional development in the areas of nutrition and wellness such as; trainings and workshops.
Partnering with FCCP (family child care providers association), PBM Plus (preschool bridging model plus), CPIN (California preschool instructional network) and Preschools SHINE (shaping healthy impressions through nutrition and exercise) to support healthy educational experiences.
Partnering with families to encourage healthy lifestyle choices by modeling good nutrition and physical activity.