Chicago Child Care Society

Developing Healthy Lifestyles

The Preschool Center focuses on children’s physical, as well as cognitive, development. An age-appropriate outdoor KaBoom! Playground [link to playground page] and indoor play activities ensure that children are physically active an hour each morning and afternoon.

Healthy Snacks and Meals

The Preschool Center provides three nutritious meals: breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snack. Our goal is to create good eating habits focused on local and organic foods whenever possible.

Weekly menus are posted in each classroom and e-mailed to families the Friday prior. Lunch is served family style where the children are encouraged to serve themselves in appropriate amounts.

Because many children have allergies to nuts, we maintain a nut-free environment. We work closely with parents to accommodate special dietary requests.