Healthy Meals and Snacks
Educational Playcare provides a nutritious snack each morning and afternoon and a nutritious lunch each mid-day. We also will provide a breakfast for early arrivers. Our menu excludes processed foods and includes fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables and high quality protein sources. We also offer a vegetarian option on days when meat is served.
We often hear, “My child won’t eat vegetables,” or “My child doesn’t like sauce on his pasta.” Parents are constantly surprised at the variety of foods that their children will eat at school that they won’t even try at home. Often this is due to “positive peer pressure.” It might not happen the first time, or even the second time, but children will eventually eat foods that they see their friends enjoying.
*Due to the extreme nature of allergic reactions to peanuts, we do not serve any peanut-containing products at Educational Playcare. This applies to foods brought in from home as well.
Studies have shown that children who are exposed to a variety of healthy food options at a young age tend to make better choices about the foods they eat as adults. This is especially important considering the prevalence of childhood obesity. For more information about childhood obesity and its implications, please take a moment to read the infographic below from WheelsForWishes.org.
Any concern about a child care center we had has become a distant memory thanks to EPC.
My daughter loves go to EPC every day! It’s a great feeling knowing that she is being taken care of.
EPC is an amazing child care center! The teachers and directors are so compassionate and truly care.
At EPC, our son is free to explore his interests in a supportive, open and beautiful space.