What's Cooking Chef Kim?
Hello all families!
It's a pleasure to cook for your children everyday!
I am excited to announce our new menus and including a day of the teacher's choice. We call it: Teacher Appreciation Day where on that day, the teachers have the opportunity to pick what to eat for lunch!
Gentle Lambs Childcare Center has devised a 4-week rotating menu to provide children with a well-balanced, nutritious diet. The menu follows the guidelines established by the State of Wisconsins Department of Health and Family Services and the USDA Department of Instruction (DPI) Child Care and Adult Food Program (CACFP). The Household Size-Income Statement form given in the registration packet is to be completed so any reimbursements from this program can be determined. Participation in the DPI Food Program allows Gentle Lambs Childcare Center to plan and provide a high quality nutrition program and to keep tuition costs lower.
Meal times are planned as learning and growing experiences for the children. It is emphasized on social interaction and kind cooperation throughout the meal or snack. Meals and snacks are served in the classrooms and the children and teachers pray before each meal. The children model self-help at each meal as they serve their own foods and drinks and share around the table.
Cooking and nutrition activities are regularly provided as part of the curriculum in the preschool, twos and toddlers too! Emphasis is placed on fun, math and science skills by measuring, pouring, mixing, and observing changes in form.
Eating is Education
Birthday and Special Treats
Child birthday celebrations make wonderful memories for children. We like to celebrate in the morning or in conjunction with snack time in the afternoon. Parents and family are strongly encouraged to come. We welcome store bought treats (not homemade please) for your child to share with his or her friends.
In the operation of the USDA nutrition programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write immediately to the Administrator, Food and Nutrition Services, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C., 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.