The Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center is a dairy only facility.
A morning snack is offered to all children. An afternoon snack is given to all children in our full-time program.
Because good nutrition is an important part of our program, we request that lunches be sent to school representing a balance diet. Remember that the healthiest snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables.
Some classrooms may have a nut free or peanut free area due to life-threatening allergies. You will be alerted at the beginning of the school year if your child is in one of these classes. Please be respectful of this policy and contact the CDC if you would like more information.
All food sent to school should be pre-cut for the younger children, and age-appropriate. Peanuts, popcorn, and other foods that are common causes of choking are not allowed.
Lunches can be refrigerated in some of our rooms. We recommend that you send your lunches in a lunch box with an ice pack. That will keep your child’s lunch cold until eaten.
Breakfast is served for all of our full-time children between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Please see the monthly schedule posted on the front bulletin board located in the main lobby.
Please remember that no food is allowed to be brought in from your home for the consumption by other children. If you bring in a snack for the whole group it will need to be pre-packaged.
Helpful Suggestions for Passover
Packing lunches and snacks for your child to eat at this time can be challenging. However, some grocery stores offer a vast array of items that are made for Passover. Fresh fruits and veggies are always great (excluding corn) and dairy products like yogurt and cheeses are fine.
Children typically enjoy many things on Matzah (the traditional unleavened
“bread” eaten for the duration of Passover.) A few of the favorites are: plain or flavored cream cheese; peanut putter and jelly; tuna fish; buttered with
cheese slices; egg salad, etc. You could also pack some of these items separately and your child may break their matzah and “dip.” Foods to avoid are: refined wheat or leavened bread products; rice; corn; products with corn syrup; or legumes.