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CENTER NEWS

October 2018

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 24th 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***

 

Costume Parade

Wednesday 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 2, 2018 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.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Friday November 16, 2018 from 11:45ish to 1:30pm 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 will be at LMACCC on:

October 3 & 17

November 2 (Friday), 14 & 28

December 12

 

 

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

Yoga will take place on:

October 1 & 15

 

 

Reminders

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

 

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 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.

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 chocking 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 4th. Daylight Savings falls back to standard time at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4th.   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.

If you have borrowed clothing labeled “LMACCC” please return it to the program. We have a limited supply of extra clothing available.*

 

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 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 Amendment Notice

 

http://www.lmaccc.org/sites/lmaccc/files/contract_amendment_notice_0.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 Allison Mahler at amahler@masco.harvard.edu and Preschool families can reach out to either Kelly Quinn-Wilson at kquinn@masco.harvard.edu or Candace Fonzi at cfonzi@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

Allison Mahler, Infant/Toddler Coordinator amahler@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’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of fourteen members including parent representatives and one representative from each of the seven member institutions who supported the start-up of the Center. The institution representatives come from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Joslin Diabetes Center, MASCO and Simmons College.

Board of Directors meetings are always on a Wednesday from 12-1 pm.  Typically, meetings are in September, November, January, March and May. 

Board of Director Parent Representatives as of September 2018:

Christopher Ash, Samuel Ash, Peter Germano. Sabrina Cannistraro & Aabida Saferali

 

Holidays

LMACCC will be CLOSED:

Monday, October 8, 2018

 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

Tuesday January 1, 2019

 

  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

Administration

Robin Gossels, the former Preschool Coordinator, resigned from her position on Tuesday September 25, 2018. We wish Robin the best of luck!

 

Infant Room

We are continuing our efforts to recruit a 10-6 Teacher.

 

Toddler Room

Samantha Bessette will transition from an on call Teacher position to the full time 10-6 Toddler Teacher on Tuesday October 9, 2018. Please help us to congratulate Samantha on her new role!

 

Young Preschool

We continue to recruit for a 10-6 Teacher and as we do so Alma Conway, our Center Float Teacher, is supporting the classroom.

 

Middle Preschool

Julianna (Julie) Bardon began her role on September 10, 2018 as the 10-6 Assistant Teacher. Please help us to welcome Julie to LMACCC!

As we recruit for 10-6 Teacher Kristi Forsman, our Preschool Float Teacher, continues to support the classroom.

 

Infants                                                                                      Mixed

Land Phones: 617-632-2828 (Younger) 617-632-2829 (Older) Land Phone: 617-632-2830

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

Lubna Ghorewaha (T) 6:30-2:30                                                 Lenere Smith (T) 7:00-3:00         

Jessica Sin (T) 7:30-3:30                                                            Part time (TA) 8:00-10:00

Part Time (TA) 7:30-10:00                                                           Shavon Stokes (T) 10:00-6:00

Shandell Gray (TA) 9:00-5:00                                                      Audalie Demezier (TA) 10:00-6:00

Tennessa Martin (T) 10:00-6:00

New Hire (T) 10:00-6:00

Part Time (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                                                        Part time (TA) 8:00-10:00

Part time (TA) 8:00-10:00                                                            New Hire (T) 10:00-6:00

Michelle Herrara Rodriguez (TA) 9:00-5:00                                   Yasmeen Erritouni (TA) 10:00-6:00

Samantha Bessette (T) 10:00-6:00                                                                     

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

Part time (TA) 3:30-6:00                                                

 

 

Middle Preschool                                                                     Older Preschool

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

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

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

Part time (TA) 8:00-10:00                                                            Part time (TA) 8:00-10:00

Julianna(Julie) Bardon (TA) 10:00-6:00                                        Danitzia (Dany) Delgado (T) 10:00-6:00

New Hire (T) 10:00-6:00                                                              Yin Htwe (TA) 10:00-6:00

 

Float Teachers

Alma Conway, Full Time Infant/Toddler and Preschool Float Teacher

New Hire, Full Time Infant/Toddler Float Teacher

Kristine (Kristi) Forsman, Full Time Preschool Float Teacher

 

Administration                                                            

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

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

New Hire, Preschool Coordinator 617-632-2756 rgossels@masco.harvard.edu

Allison Mahler, Infant/Toddler Coordinator 617-632-2833 amahler@masco.harvard.edu

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

 

What is happening in the classrooms at LMACCC!

 

Infants

The infants have continued to adjust to their new environment and faces they see during the day. Through singing, dancing, reading stories, and more the children have continued to become familiar and comfortable with their surroundings, teacher, and peers. They have been exploring the concept of cause and effect both independently and with their peers and teachers. Through experimenting with the noises they make, the way they move their bodies, and with how they use the classroom toys, the children have been discovering the outcome of their actions.

 

Mixed

The children in the Mixed Room have been settling in to the routine in the classroom. They are becoming familiar with the transition songs and the movement of the class and have been strengthening their self-help skills. The children have continued to become more independent during meal times and have had consistent success when using utensils to eat. Putting their cups in the sink after mealtimes and throwing paper towels away after washing their hands have become routine for the children.

 

Toddlers

The Toddler Classrooms have shown a growing interest in a variety of art activities. They have been exploring different ways to create art by using their hands, feet, and various materials in their creations. The children have explored paint using paint brushes and driving different sized cars through the paint to see what patterns the tires make on the paper. They have used sticky paper to stick feathers and to move paint around with their feet while creating a new walking sensory experience.

 

 

Young Preschool

The children have been learning about the tools, uniforms and tasks of community helpers such as physicians, veterinarians, postal carriers, police officers and more.  They have used their imagination as they take on the roles of the community helpers in dramatic play, developed vocabulary while exploring the new tools and encounter plentiful opportunities to practice taking clothes on and off with increasing independence as they use the dress-up clothes.   This month has also been a time for exploring the concept of “All About Me” and the children have used mirrors while creating artwork that reflect their own hair, eye color and facial features.

 

Middle Preschool

The topics of discussion and learning have been focused on kindness and friendship as the children continue to settle in to the classroom and establish their peer relationships.  The teachers have observed the children putting this concept into action through sharing materials with classmates and a child lending a hand to a peer that had fallen off her chair at lunch time to help her back into her seat.

As they continue on with the curriculum focus of “All About Me,” the children are also being provided with different ways to practice recognition of their own name.   Children can find their own names on their cubby spaces and lunch tags as well as laminated name tags that have been made for those children interested in tracing over the letters with dry-erase markers. 

 

Older Preschool

Much of the curriculum focus in Older Preschool has stemmed from two highly anticipated events coming up soon: the dental clinic visit and the trip to the fire station!    Upon creating their self-portraits, the teachers observed how the children decided to portray their individual mouths and teeth.  To continue the learning around how each child views their physical features, the children were provided with mirrors and asked to focus on what they saw inside their mouths: how many teeth are inside? What do they notice about their teeth? 

As the trip to the fire station grows nearer, the teachers anticipate more discussion around fire safety and the roles of community helpers in October.

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

Allison Mahler, Infant/Toddler Coordinator

Candace Fonzi, Assistant Director