Health Services

Health and Safety

Your child’s health is important to his/her educational growth. It is easier for a child to learn when they are healthy and happy. Healthy habits are established in the classroom to help reduce the spread of germs and illness. Handwashing and tooth brushing are practiced in the class room daily. Classrooms and outdoor spaces are inspected and cleaned daily and kept free of hazardous materials and conditions. Staff ensures that playgrounds are age appropriate and that equipment and safety is held to a high standard. Children are also taught the importance of pedestrian and bus safety. In addition all children in our program receive screenings for nutrition and growth, vision and hearing. These results are shared with the parent/caregiver. Consultants are available to address any concerns in these areas and/or offer referrals to outside specialists to ensure each child is receiving necessary treatment. In addition staff work with parents to keep children’s dental exams, physical exams, and immunizations current.

Nutrition

All children are provided either a nourishing breakfast and lunch, or a lunch and snack. Staff and children eat together in a family style meal setting and use mealtime as an opportunity to engage in conversation, social interaction, and assist children in learning how to serve themselves. Regardless of time of arrival, morning children will be served a nourishing breakfast. Food is never used as punishment or reward, and children are encouraged, but not forced, to eat or taste his or her food during meals and snack time. Our program follows USDA Child Nutrition Program standards; therefore, foods served are high in nutrients, low in fat, sugar, and salt.