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CENTER NEWS

October 2017

Fall is upon us and we plan on enjoying the season to its fullest. Children will have opportunities to paint and cut leaves, make leaf collages, document observations of gourds and pumpkins, cook and eat various apple recipes as well as read some fabulous fall stories and learn new songs.

 

Events

 

Wednesday October 4th Families Invited to "Explore with Me" event (8-10) & (3-5)

Please join your children from 8-10 am as well as 3-5 pm and explore the classrooms. Families will be challenged to a scavenger hunt as they learn about their child’s classroom.

 

***If attending the event please pull a ticket upon entry to the garage.

Do not use your access cards. Each family can receive up to two 1 hour validation

tickets in the front office***

 

 

Child ID Program

On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 from 8-10 am and Thursday October 5th, 2017 from 3-6 pm LMACCC will sponsor a free child id program. The purpose of this program is to have a readily accessible source of information for your child in the event they are lost or stolen. This information will be stored on a personalized CD made by members of our staff with help from Zach Banas, a local family financial planner.  These CDs are used to expedite the process of issuing an Amber Alert with the local authorities in case your child is lost or stolen. To participate please complete a ‘Child ID Pre-Registration Form’ which has been emailed to families. Additional forms are available in the first floor office. The event will take place under the supervision of our staff and there is no need for parents to attend unless they wish to do so.

 

 

Costume Parade

Tuesday October 31st is a fun and exciting day at LMACCC. Children are invited to dress up (no masks). Infants will stay in their classroom and staff will take lots of photos! Beginning at 9:15 am the Mixed and Toddler Rooms will parade through the preschool classrooms. The Preschool classrooms are invited by our neighbors at MASCO to Trick-or-Treat through the offices beginning at 10:15 am. Parents are welcome to attend.

 

***If attending the event please pull a ticket upon entry to the garage.

Do not use your access cards. Each family can receive up to two 1 hour validation

ticket in the front office***

 

 

Pajama Day

On Friday November 3rd, 2017 all children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas to school! Please make sure that your children also have additional clothing that is appropriate for outdoor play.

 

 

Micro Soccer

Micro Soccer is a non-competitive, introductory soccer and movement skills program offered to all LMACCC preschoolers. Soccer will begin on Tuesday November 7th, 2017 and run through Friday December 1st, 2017. Middle Preschool and Older Preschool will attend Soccer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Young Preschool will attend soccer on Wednesdays and Fridays. Robin Gossels, Preschool Coordinator, will send out sign-ups soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Friday November 17th, 2017 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm LMACCC will have our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch. The menu will be turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, squash, corn, peas, cornbread, apple pie and white cake. Classrooms will provide food permission and signup sheets as we get closer to November.

 

***If attending the event please pull a ticket upon entry to the garage.

Do not use your access cards. Each family can receive up to two 1 hour

validation tickets in the front office***

 

 

Music with Wayne Potash

All families are invited to attend our biweekly sessions with Wayne Potash in their child’s classroom.

Music is in the Infant Room 3:40-4:00, Mixed Room 4:00-4:20, Toddler Room 4:20-4:40, Young Preschool 4:40-5:00, Middle Preschool 5:00-5:20 & Older Preschool 5:20-5:40. Children that are not scheduled to attend LMACCC on days that Wayne is present may attend the music sessions with their caregiver present. 

 

Wayne’s Schedule through December 2017 is as follows:

Wednesday 10/4/17

Wednesday 10/18/17

Wednesday 11/1/17

Wednesday 11/15/17

Wednesday 11/29/17

Wednesday 12/13/17

 

 

Yoga

Mixed, Toddler and all Preschool Rooms participate each Monday in an afternoon Yoga program. Families are always welcome to join the fun! Children that are not scheduled to attend LMACCC on Monday may attend yoga with their caregiver present. 

 

 

Yoga sessions run as follows:

Mixed Room 3:00-3:20

Toddler Room (front side) 3:20-3:40

Toddler Room (back side) 3:40-4:00

Young Preschool 4:00-4:30

Middle Preschool 4:30-5:00

Older Preschool 5:00-5:30

 

Reminders

 

Parking

Nessel Way is a privately owned street. Please avoid parking on this street as vehicles that are parked there are subject to be towed.

 

A parking registration form can be completed for access to the 375 Longwood Garage. The registration form is accessible on the LMACCC website at www.lmaccc.org. Access cards allow up to 45 minutes of parking twice a day. There is a limit of two access cards per family. Only one access card at a time may be used. Please plan on 30 minutes to allow for time to enter and exit the garage. Families wishing to stay longer than 45 minutes should pull a ticket from the ticket dispenser and self-pay upon exit of the garage.

 

The drop off loop is for 15 minute parking. Please use caution when entering and exiting the loop as there is often a great deal of foot traffic in this space.

 

 

 

Evening Pick Ups

We recommend that families arrive to the program in the evening by 5:45 pm to allow for time to communicate with teaching staff about their child’s day and gather their belongings. The teaching staff end their day and the program closes promptly at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Lunch Boxes/Bags

Empty lunch containers are stored in children’s cubbies. Children are often very curious about the items stored in cubbies and their exploration in combination with the potential residue from lunches may enhance allergen exposure. To limit the risk of allergens for all children we ask that all families provide their child with a lunch box. Following lunch each day, teachers will support children in returning their empty containers into the lunch box. ***Please avoid plastic shopping bags as these present a choking risk to young children***

                                                                    

 

Inexpensive lunch boxes can be found at www.amazon.com

 

 

 

Hand washing

Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine to help you stay healthy. Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others.

 

LMACCC is committed to helping children, families and staff stay healthy. We are following EEC and NAEYC guidelines related to hand washing inclusive of ensuring that all adults and children wash their hands upon entering the classroom. Teaching staff will be reminding children daily upon their arrival to wash hands.

 

 

Paperwork, Physicals and Immunizations

We are currently working on completing a required survey for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Please be sure to turn in your updated physical and immunization records to the office. Jamie Luong, Administrative Assistant, will e-mail you if you are missing any necessary paperwork for your child’s file. Physicals are required annually.

 

 

Flu Information

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses that are constantly changing. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. Symptoms of flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with flu will not have a fever.

 

The first and most important thing to do is to get flu vaccine for your child, yourself, and everyone else in your household every year. Get the vaccine as soon as it is available.

Vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

 

Once your child has been vaccinated please provide LMACCC with a copy of the vaccination report from his/her pediatrician.

 

 

Individual Health Care Forms

The Department of Early Education and Care requires that each child with a chronic medical condition, which has been diagnosed by a licensed health care practitioner have a current Individual Health Care Form in his/her file. A separate form is required for each medical condition (asthma, allergies, eczema, ADHD, etc.). Forms are located on the website at (www.lmaccc.org) and can be completed by a parent then signed by the child’s pediatrician.

 

 

 

 

Life Saving Medications

If your child has life saving medications such as Epi-Pens and/or Rescue Inhalers please bring two medications to the program. We are required to carry one medication with us when we are off site (for a walk or at the gym). Additionally, we store one medication which is rapidly accessible in the classroom. In accordance with our state licensing regulations children with prescribed life saving medication must have a current prescription on site to attend child care.

 

***Please remember to hand all medication to a teacher or administrator.

Medication of any kind cannot be stored in children’s cubbies***

 

 

 

Illness

The illness policy requires that your child not attend school until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications. We are following the recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and calling parents when a child has a fever of 100.4 and/or flu symptoms. Please call the Center and disclose your child’s symptoms. If your child has been seen by a physician, follow up with us regarding your child’s condition so we can post possible exposure dates for contagious illnesses.

 

 

 

Daylight Savings Time

Remember to turn the clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 5th. Daylight Savings falls back to standard time at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 5th.The infants and toddlers tend to be off schedule around eating and sleeping for the next week. 

 

 

 

Clothes

Please check your child’s bin for 2 sets of spare fall clothes. Your child needs long pants, long sleeve tops, socks, underwear and a pair of shoes. It is always advisable to leave a spare jacket or sweatshirt as well as a warm hat in your child’s cubby. If your child wears diapers please make sure that there is an ample quantity in his/her cubby. Classroom teachers will store a smaller supply of diapers in the classrooms.

 

 

 

Pick up Permission

Please communicate to the classroom as well as with the office if anyone other than the child’s legal parent or guardian is going to be picking up. Adults picking up children should have a state issued ID on hand (license or passport).

 

 

 

Attendance

Please remember to notify your classroom teacher and the office when your child is going to be out or arrive later than usual. Part way through the morning classrooms attend movement, swimming or go to the playground.

 

 

 

Stroller guidelines

Space for strollers is limited in the center.

  • Small strollers can be folded and placed under the stairs as far to the back as possible.
  • Please leave a walk space in the middle of this area so that families can retrieve strollers and staff can get to play items easily.
  • Please do not place strollers in front of the steps or on the heater.
  • All large strollers can be stored in the stairwell at the top of the Drop Off Loop.

 

***Strollers may be moved from under the stair well to the top of the Drop Off Loop during the day.***

 

 

 

 

 

Door Access

Each parent/guardian has been given his/her own access PIN for entrance into the building. Please help us to maintain our security and do not share your access code with children, other adults or visitors. Visitors and individuals other than parents/guardians that are picking up children should be instructed to ring the doorbell for assistance and be prepared to present a state issued ID (license or passport) for identification.

 

 

Fragrance Sensitivity

Each year the number of children and staff at LMACCC with asthma, allergies, and other sensitivities increases. We have been able to identify that perfumes and scents can be irritants that trigger allergy symptoms for these individuals. These symptoms include headaches, difficulty breathing, wheezing, tightening feeling in the chest, worsening asthma symptoms, runny and stuffy nose, sneezing as well as contact dermatitis. We are asking staff, families and visitors to LMACCC to exercise discretion when using scented lotions and perfumes.

 

 

Termination and Legal Reminder

Per LMACCC contract families are required to complete a written termination notice as follows:

30 days in advance for the period between September 16 and May 14

45 days in advance for the period between May 15 and June 30

60 days in advance for the period between July 1 and September 15

 

A termination form is located on our website at www.lmaccc.org under

Current Parents – Enrollment Forms – Contract Termination Form

 

http://www.lmaccc.org/sites/lmaccc/files/contract_termination_notice_v2.pdf

 

 

Special Snacks

If you wish to bring in a special snack from outside the program please provide your child’s classroom a list of the ingredients at least two days in advance. Snack ingredients can also be emailed to LMACCC’s Program Coordinators. Infant/Toddler families can connect with Rebecca Moser at rmoser@masco.harvard.edu and Preschool families can reach out to Robin Gossels at rgossels@masco.harvard.edu.

 

 

Family Photos

Please be sure to bring in a recent family photo to share with your child’s classroom. Families can also e-mail a photo to an administrator to print and share with the classroom.

 

Administration e-mails are:

Kelly Quinn-Wilson, Director kquinn@masco.harvard.edu

Candace Fonzi, Assistant Director cfonzi@masco.harvard.edu

Robin Gossels, Preschool Coordinator rgossels@masco.harvard.edu

Rebecca Moser, Infant/Toddler Coordinator rmoser@masco.harvard.edu

Jamie Luong, Administrative Assistant jluong@masco.harvard.edu

 

 

Inclement Weather

The Center is usually open on stormy days. We ask parents to allow time for safe commuting to work. Children might be grouped together for breakfast and early morning play while staff arrive.

                                                                                   

  • Call 617-632-2827, press # 6 for Center Update. The message is updated throughout the day.        
  • Channel 7 offers a “Snow Day Alert”  that will notify you on your cell phone as soon as your school is closed or delayed because of a storm.

 

To access the “Snow Day Alert” go to www.whdh.com

  • You will need to input your cell phone number, the name of your carrier and can then choose the schools or organizations you are interested in hearing about.
  • If you have any questions you can contact closings@whdh.com or call 1-877-316-5990

 

  • Call 632-2310, MASCO’s main number

 

LMACCC Board Members

The Center’s policy is established by the fourteen-member board of directors, which is comprised of seven parent representatives and one representative from each of the seven member institutions who supported the start-up of the Center at 395 Longwood Avenue. These institutions are: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Joslin Diabetes Center, MASCO, and Simmons College.

 

The Center’s goal is to assure that parents represent a spectrum of families and a range of age groups.

 

The 2017-2018 Parent Board Representatives are:

Kathie Huang – Older Pre & Infants

Peter Germano – Infants, Young Pre & Older Pre

Rachel Freedman – Middle Pre

Sabrina Cannistraro – Young Pre & Older Pre

Samuel Ash – Toddler Room

Sarah Hammond – Middle Pre

 

 

Holidays

LMACCC will be CLOSED:

 

Monday October 9, 2017

 

Thursday November 23, 2017

Friday November 24, 2017

 

Monday December 25, 2017

Tuesday December 26, 2017

Wednesday December 27, 2017

Thursday December 28, 2017

Friday December 29, 2017

 

Monday January 1, 2018

Monday January 15, 2018

 

 

  1. Care.com® for in-home child and senior care may be an option for families needing child care when LMACCC is closed. Care.com offers experienced, local caregivers available at a moment’s notice. Their backup care services include: backup child care, event care and access to caregivers.

http://www.care.com/

 

  1. Boston’s Best Babysitters is a nanny agency that can place temporary, night & weekend, overnight and long-term positions for residential families. This agency may be an additional option for families needing child care when LMACCC is closed.

https://www.bostonsbestbabysitters.com/about-us.html

 

 

 

Staff

 

Mixed Room

We are actively recruiting for a 10-6 Teacher. As we recruit Jessica Sin, LMACCC’s Infant/Toddler Float Teacher, is covering the vacancy.

 

 

Young Preschool

We are actively recruiting a 10-6 Teacher. As we recruit Nicole Iandolo, LMACCC’s Preschool Float Teacher, is covering the vacancy.

 

 

Float Teacher

We are actively recruiting a Float Teacher to support both the Infant/Toddler as well as the Preschool programs.

 

 

Classroom Lists

 

Infants                                                                                     Mixed

Land Phones: 617-632-2828 (Youngers) 617-632-2829 (Olders) Land Phone: 617-632-2830

Cell Phone: 617-816-2327                                                        Cell Phone: 617-816-2548

Rachael Mayer (T) 6:30-2:30                                                      Lenere Smith (T) 7:00-3:00       

Allison Mahler (T) 7:30-3:30                                                       College student (TA) 8:00-10:00

College student  (TA) 7:30-10:00                                                 New Hire (T) 10:00-6:00

Shandell Gray (TA) 9:00-5:00                                                     Shavon Stokes (TA) 10:00-6:00

Lubna Ghorewaha (T) 10:00-6:00

Gabriella (Bella) Coyne (T) 10:00-6:00

College student  (TA) 3:30-6                                                      

 

 

Toddlers                                                                                  Younger Preschool

Land Phone: 617-632-2831                                                       Land Phone: 617-632-2834

Cell Phones: 617-816-2549 & 617-538-2269                              Cell Phone: 617-816-2680

Joseph (Joe) Young (T) 6:30-2:30                                               Darlene Blake (T) 7:00-3:00      

Brittany Bross (T) 7:30-3:30                                                       College Student (TA) 8:00-10:00

College Student (TA) 8:00-10:00                                     New Hire (T) 10:00-6:00

Casey Mulchay (TA) 9:00-5:00                                                    Miranda Reville(TA) 10:00-6:00

Alla Zilberman (T) 10:00-6:00                                                                

Brenda Estrada (T) 10:00-6:00                                                   

College Student (TA) 3:30-6:00                                      

 

 

Older Preschool                                                                      Middle Preschool       

Land Phone: 617-632-2836                                                       Land Phone: 617-632-2835

Cell Phone: 617-816-2076                                                        Cell Phone: 617-816-2484       

Lisa Headen (T) 7:00-3:00                                                          Sharon Wallace (T) 6:30-2:30

College student (TA) 8:00-10:00                                                  College student (TA) 8:00-10:00

Katharine (Katy) Smith-Bloxsom (T) 10:00-6:00                            Brian Silva (T) 10:00-6:00         

Yin Htwe (TA) 10:00-6:00                                                           Danitzia (Dani) Delgado (TA) 10:00-6:00

 

 

Float Teachers

Jessica Sin (T) 6:30-6:00

Jessica Iandolo (T) 10:00-6:00

 

 

 

Administration                                                                       

Kelly Quinn-Wilson, Director 617-632-2755           kquinn@masco.harvard.edu

Candace Fonzi, Assistant Director 617-632-2755 cfonzi@masco.harvard.edu

Robin Gossels, Preschool Coordinator 617-632-2756 rgossels@masco.harvard.edu

Rebecca Moser, Infant/Toddler Coordinator 617-632-2833 rmoser@masco.harvard.edu

Jamie Luong, Admin. Assistant 617-632-2820 jluong@masco.harvard.edu

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infant Rooms

The Infant Classrooms have experienced a smooth and busy transition as the children have become comfortable in their surroundings. They are in full exploration mode as they investigate the materials available to them through taste, sight, touch and smell. They are putting all their senses to work as they use their fine and large motor skills to explore and interact in their classroom environment.

 

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Mixed Room

In the Mixed Room the children are adjusting to a group schedule and becoming comfortable with classroom routines.  They participate in group and independent play as they build trust with their caregivers and enter into social interactions.

 

 

 

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Toddler Room

The Toddler classroom provides an atmosphere where children are free to explore. These explorations increase their independence as they make choices to engage with peers or play independently. The Toddlers are full of energy and participate in many activities using their imaginations, fine and large motor skills and social -emotional growth.

 

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Young Preschool:

The youngest of the preschoolers continue to gain confidence with being self-sufficient in tasks such as hanging smocks, wiping spills, putting away toys and many hygiene activities. The children explore new manipulative materials, sensory items and art medians. They practice moving from one place to another safely by holding the railing on the stairs, holding a friend’s hand on the sidewalk and using safe walking feet.

            

 

Middle Preschool:

The middle preschool children share about themselves with their friends.  They create self-portraits out of a variety of materials, practice writing names, and explore similarities and differences in families. The children compare their hair, eye and skin colors. Additionally, the children engage in activities that allow for the practice of recognizing and identifying shapes and colors. 

      

 

Older Preschool:

The older preschool children continue their exploration of space through dramatic play, art, science and other activities. When asked some children recite the planets’ names while others share knowledge about a specific planet.  The children discussed some characteristics of planets: rock or gas, which ones are closer or further from the sun, what makes a star, what is the largest star and they made a snack that looked like the moon with craters in all.   

 

Museum of Fine Arts:

The MFA visited the preschool classrooms.  The focus was shapes and lines in art.  As the museum presents developmentally appropriate lessons the children explored this concept a bit differently in the young preschool room and the middle/older preschool room.  The children enjoyed this exploration and were able to take home their individual projects. 

Young preschool children glued and taped lines and shapes on a paper and painted over them.  Once the painting dried they could remove the tape/shapes or let them fall off; resulting in seeing the lines and shapes. The choice of materials supported fine motor strengthening with pincer grasp practice. 

 

 

The middle and older preschool children used clay to create three dimensional shapes that they rolled, pressed and flattened to make a variety of animals, insects and designs.  They used various materials to draw lines or embellish their creation.  The exploration of clay supports fine motor and gross motor development as it takes a lot of strengthen to work the clay.

                                           

 

Swim Program:

Fall swim begins with encouraging new swimmers to gain confort in and around the water; while others continue to gain strength and confidence as they practice old and new skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eating Healthy Tips

 

Good Eating Habits

  • Plan for children to slow down and relax before eating. Provide a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere for eating.
  • Start children with small servings and offer seconds if they wish.
  • Never coax or try to force children to eat more foods than they want or foods that they don’t like as this can lead to eating disorders.
  • Children should see adults eating only wholesome, healthy food.
  • Help children learn about different foods.

 

Introducing New Foods

  • Ask children if they would like a “get acquainted” bite.
  • Introduce one new food at a time. Offer a very small amount so that the child learns new flavors and textures.
  • Never force a child to eat or even taste a food.
  • Adults should model eating and enjoying new foods.
  • Teach children something about the new food before serving it – the name of the food, how it grows, what it looks like, what other foods it is similar to.
  • Let children see and handle unfamiliar vegetables or fruits before these foods are prepared.
  • When introducing a new food display a positive attitude towards it. Children will pick up on adults’ attitudes toward foods.
  • Enlist the help of an eager child. It is often useful to have a child who is usually open toward trying new foods to taste the new food first. Children will often be more willing to try a food if another person has already tried and liked it.
  • Serve a new food with a familiar food. Point out the similarities between the two foods.
  • Expect that the new food will be liked.
  • Praise the children when they try a new food.
  • Offer new foods periodically and remember that children may need to see a new food offered 6 to 12 times before they will decide to like it.
  • If a food is still not accepted after several tries, change the way it is prepared and/or served.
  • If the child accepts a new food, serve it again soon so they become accustomed to it.

 

 

Help Prevent Choking

 

Always watch or sit with children during meals and snacks. Young children, ages 2 to 3 especially, are at risk of choking on food and remain at risk until they can chew and swallow better by about age 4. Children should sit while eating, eat slowly, chew food well before swallowing, eat small portions, take only one bite at a time and finish swallowing before they leave the table.

 

           

 

Fix table foods so that they are easy to chew:

  • Cut foods into small pieces or thin slices.
  • Cut round foods, like hot dogs, lengthwise into thin strips.
  • Remove all bones from fish, chicken and meat.
  • Cook food, such as carrots or celery, until they are slightly soft. Then cut into sticks.
  • Remove seeds and pits from fruit.
  • Spread peanut butter thinly.

The foods which are popular with young children are often the ones which have caused choking.

 

Foods that may cause chocking:

Firm, smooth, or slippery foods that slide down the throat before chewing, like:

  • Hot dog rounds               
  • Peanuts
  • Hard candy
  • Large pieces of fruit
  • Granola
  • Whole grapes
  • Cherries with pits

 

Small, dry, or hard food that are difficult to chew and easy to swallow whole, like:

  • Popcorn
  • Small pieces or raw carrot, celery or other raw hard vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Potato and corn chips
  • Pretzels

 

Sticky or tough foods that do not break apart easily are hard to remove from the air way like:

  • Spoonfuls or chunks of peanut butter or other nut/seed butters
  • Chunks of meat
  • Chewing gum
  • Marshmallows
  • Raisins and other dried fruit

 

 

 

Meal Patterns

Infants

Breakfast

Birth through 3 months

4 through 7 months

8 through 11 months

4-6 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

4-8 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

 

0-3 tablespoons of infant cereal

6-8 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

 

2-4 tablespoons of infant cereal

 

1-4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or both

 

Lunch or Dinner

Birth through 3 months

4 through 7 months

8 through 11 months

4-6 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

4-8 ounces of formula or breast milk

 

0-3 tablespoons of infant cereal

 

0-3 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or both

6-8 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

 

2-4 tablespoons of infant cereal; and/or

 

1-4 tablespoons of meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, cooked dry beans or peas; or

 

½-2 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese; or

 

1-4 ounces (weight) of cheese food or cheese spread; and

 

1-4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or both

 

Snack

Birth through 3 months

4 through 7 months

8 through 11 months

4-6 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

4-6 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk

2-4 fluid ounces of formula or breast milk, or fruit juice; and

 

0-1/2 bread  or

 

0-2 crackers

Children

Breakfast

Food Components

Ages 1-2

Ages 3-5

1 milk

    Fluid milk

½ cup

 

¾ cup

1 fruit/vegetable

¼ cup

½ cup

1 grains/bread

Bread or

Cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or

Cold dry cereal or

Hot cooked cereal or

Pasta or noodles or grains

 

½ slice

½ serving

¼ cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

 

½ slice

½ serving

1/3 cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

 

 

Lunch or Supper

Food Components

Ages 1-2

Ages 3-5

1 milk

    Fluid milk

½ cup

 

¾ cup

2 fruits/vegetables

¼ cup

½ cup

1 grains/bread

Bread or

Cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or

Cold dry cereal or

Hot cooked cereal or

Pasta or noodles or grains

 

½ slice

½ serving

¼ cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

 

½ slice

½ serving

1/3 cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

1 meat/meat alternative

Meat or poultry or fish or

Alternative protein product or

Cheese or

Egg or

Cooked dry beans or peas or

Peanut or other nut see butters or

Nuts and/or seeds or

yogurt

 

1 ounce

1 ounce

1 ounce

½ egg

¼ cup

2 Tbsp.

½ ounce

4 ounces

 

1 ½ ounce

1 ½ ounces

1 ½ ounces

¾ egg

3/8 egg

3 Tbsp.

¾ ounce

6 ounces

 

Snack

Food Components

Ages 1-2

Ages 3-5

1 milk

    Fluid milk

½ cup

 

¾ cup

1 fruit/vegetable

½ cup

½ cup

1 grains/bread

Bread or

Cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or

Cold dry cereal or

Hot cooked cereal or

Pasta or noodles or grains

 

½ slice

½ serving

¼ cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

 

½ slice

½ serving

1/3 cup

¼ cup

¼ cup

1 meat/meat alternative

Meat or poultry or fish or

Alternative protein product or

Cheese or

Egg or

Cooked dry beans or peas or

Peanut or other nut see butters or

Nuts and/or seeds or

yogurt

 

½ ounce

½ ounce

½ ounce

½ egg

1/8 cup

1 Tbsp.

½ ounce

2 ounces

 

½ ounce

½ ounce

½ ounce

½ egg

1/8 cup

1 Tbsp.

½ ounce

2 ounces

 

The Importance of Physical Activity

 

Regular physical activity improves health and reduces the risk of developing many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, overweight and obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and certain cancers.

The recommendation for children and adolescents is 60 minutes of physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. This includes moderate activity, such as playing basketball, soccer, swimming or running, and physical activity as a part of everyday life, such as doing household chores, walking to and from school, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

 

 

Kelly Quinn-Wilson, Director

Rebecca Moser, Infant/Toddler Coordinator

Robin Gossels, Preschool Coordinator

October 2017