Meal Times

Feed Your Creativity

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Community Early Childhood Center participates in the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) administered by the United States Department of Education.

By participating in this Program, the center receives partial reimbursement for nutritious meals serves to the children.  The amount of reimbursement the center receives is determined by the information provided by the parent or guardian.

The goals of this program are to provide nutritious and appetizing meals and snacks for children, introduce different types of foods, and help teach good eating habits.  We will serve whole-grain folds and a variety of fruits and vegetables, encourage children to make healthy choices, and limit overly sweet items.

 Meals are served “Family Style”, so the children will have a lot of opportunities for developing the skills in feeding and serving themselves.  The teachers are required to stay seated at the tables with the children modeling appropriate behavior and pleasant conversation. Children are encouraged to try everything, but not forced.

Children may bring food from home, but we ask that they meet the CACFP guidelines.  The center will supplement any food brought from home by a child if it does not meet the nutritional requirements for the child.

 

Parents need to inform the center of any allergies their child has.  Food forms can be found on the forms page located in the navigation bar.