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Nutrition

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Our Nutrition Program

Proper nutrition is required for the maximum development of your child. Keeping your child’s maximum nutritional health in mind, we commit to the following:

  • We will teach your child the importance of eating healthy foods.

  • We will post monthly menu plans on our website and on our classroom parent information boards.

  • We will serve whole milk to children under the age of two, 1% milk to children two years of age and older.

  • We will limit serving 100% fruit juice to 4-6 ounces per day.

  • We will offer water to children throughout the day.

  • We will serve fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables as much as possible. We will serve fruits canned in fruit juice only – not syrup.

  • We will not serve breaded, pre-fried, and frozen foods, such as fish sticks, French fries, or chicken nuggets.

  • We will not serve products containing peanuts or tree nuts due to high incidence of nut allergies.

  • We will limit serving sugary foods, such as cookies and cakes. Cupcakes and cookies are “special occasion” foods for holidays and birthdays.

  • We will serve meals family style. Children will be encouraged to prepare the table, serve themselves, try new foods, engage in quiet conversation, and to clean up after themselves.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Breakfast consists of:

  • Fluid milk, and of one item from each of two of the following groups:

    • Fruit or vegetable or 100% fruit juice

    • Bread or bread alternate or cereal

    • Protein s ource other than fluid milk

Morning Snack is served mid-morning (around 10:00 AM) for preschool children. Snacks consist of one item from each of two of the following groups:

  • Fluid milk

  • Fruit or vegetable or 100% fruit juice (Juice will not be served if milk is the only other component or if juice was served at breakfast.)

  • Bread or bread alternate or grain

  • Protein source other than fluid milk

Lunch is served at 12:00 PM and consists of the following:

  • Fluid milk

  • Protein source other than fluid milk

  • 2 different fruits; or 2 different vegetables; or 1 fruit and 1 vegetable

  • Bread or bread alternate or grain

Afternoon Snack is served after nap for preschoolers; after afternoon outdoor play for school-aged children. Snacks consist of one item from each of two of the following groups:

  • Fluid milk

  • Fruit or vegetable or 100% fruit juice (Juice will not be served if milk is the only other component or if juice was served at breakfast or morning snack).

  • Bread or bread alternate or grain

  • Protein source other than fluid milk

Modified Diet

If children require modified diet due to medical (allergies or intolerance), cultural, or religious reasons, please indicate them on the Food Information Form (COMAR 13A.14.02.61). If modifications are due to medical reasons (allergies or intolerance), a physician must sign the Food Information Form. This includes children who require a milk alternative.

Get our Food Information Form here...

Menus

We publish monthly menus for our program.

Download our December, 2018, menu here…

Download our January, 2019, menu here…

 

 

Emergency Management

 

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Our Emergency Management Plan

We know how important it is to be prepared. Our Emergency Management Plan outlines important responses to emergency situations, including:

  • Alert Status to secure access to building, usually during a community emergency event.
  • Lockdown to protect building occupants from potential dangers inside or outside of the building.
  • Severe Weather Safe Area in severe weather emergencies.
  • Shelter in Place when outdoor conditions are unsafe, such as during external gas or chemical release.
  • Drop, Cover, and Hold during an earthquake or other imminent danger to building or immediate surroundings.
  • Evacuation when conditions outside of the building are safer than inside.

Evacuation drills are conducted monthly; alternate drills are conducted periodically.

Our Emergency Management Plan also describes our procedures and protocols for other emergencies and situations that may pose potential hazards. 

View a copy of our Emergency Management Plan here...

Do you have a plan for your family in the event of a severe emergency or community catastrophe? Resources are available from the Department of Homeland Security.

Go to the Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness and Readiness website...

Weather Watchers

Our children go outdoors for gross motor play two times per day, weather permitting. We monitor weather conditions for safety. Please refer to our Weather Watchers' chart to determine if your child will have gross motor play outdoors on his regular schedule, modified schedule, or indoors.

Get our Weather Watchers' Chart here...