food & space
The Children’s Village (CV) believes that parents should not have to worry about the materials their children may need during the day. We provide all foods (including infant formulas and bottles), linens, equipment and diapering paraphernalia. Diapers are offered at a wholesale cost.
CV serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack daily. The menu (prepared in accordance with the USDA food pyramid, Department of Education and the Child and Adult Food Program) is wide-ranging and culturally diverse, and thus reflective of our community. The center strives to provide well-balanced, “child-friendly” meals with a variety of poultry, fish, vegetarian dishes, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads. We do not serve any foods containing hydrogenated oils or that are high in sugar and salt. We are also a peanut-free and nut-free center, and prepare alternative meals for children with dietary restrictions and/or medically-identified allergies. Meals are prepared on site by a professionally trained chef.
Outdoor play is vital to a happy and healthy childhood. Children at CV spend as much time as possible outdoors learning to observe, appreciate and value the natural world around them. All year long, we provide many opportunities for children to get outside and discover nature “first hand”. Children plant gardens and watch them bloom! We take walks to local parks. Babies and toddlers use buggies and strollers!
In addition to our playground, we offer a spacious Indoor large motor room which provides an outlet for physical activity during inclement weather. This space is also used for community events and visiting enrichment artists.