KIDS DO THE MOST AMAZING THINGS!

Amazing Kids, LLC | 64 Leominster Road | Sterling, MA 01564 | 978.422.7222   

Amazing Kids Child Development Center | Sterling Ma

 

Child Development Center | Sterling Ma

 
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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/
This site has the Mass guidelines (frame works) for kindergarten.

Mass.Gov
www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/
This is the State of Mass early education & care website.  Lists all the state regulations,
local offices, & licensing.

State of Mass Child Care Resources
www.sevenhills.org
Parents can find out about the state voucher system and other support programs.

PBS Kids
www.pbskids.org
This a PBS Kids site with a lot of fun activities for kids and their parents.

WCVB TV Boston News | School Closings
www.thebostonchannel.com/closings/index.html
School closings on theBostonchannel.com website.  Note to parents; if the Wachusett Regional School District has a closing or delay, Amazing Kids will open at 8:00am.  If there is a "State of Emergency" in the North Worcester County, Amazing Kids will be closed.

 

Special Parent Information

Some kids reject new tastes and textures, while others show their independence through eating – or not eating – the food they’re offered. But, even picky eaters can learn to like fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods and beverages.

Try these strategies to create a positive eating environment and avoid struggles during mealtimes.

      Do the dip. Toddlers and preschoolers love dipping, so try serving veggies with yogurt, hummus, low-fat dressing, or low-fat melted cheese.

      Have children help make the food. When kids help stir and add ingredients, they feel proud of what they’ve made and may be more likely to try new, healthy foods. For kid-friendly recipes and snacks kids can create, check out our Healthy Eating page.

      Create a game or lesson around trying new food. For example, when teaching children about states in the US or other countries, bring in a fruit or vegetable from those places. Have children who are interested in trying the new food take a bite and share their thoughts about it. When picky eaters hear where the food comes from and what their friends are saying about it, they might want to try it too. 

      Don’t use food as a reward or punishment. Avoid forcing children to finish the “healthy foods” to get to their dessert. That can make the healthy foods seem like punishment and force children to eat when they are full.

      Don’t give up! A child’s frown can be discouraging. But, remember it may take 10 to 15 tries for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to accept a new food. Plus, teaching kids to appreciate healthy foods early on will help them to develop healthy eating habits that can continue as they grow up. For more tips and resources, visit the Let’s Move! Child Care Web site

      Set a good example. Remember that you’re an important role model! Try the nutritious meals and snacks you offer kids. When they see you eating and enjoying healthy foods, they might choose to eat healthy foods too.

As you try these strategies, talk with parents about how you’re encouraging picky eaters to eat healthy. Better yet, work with parents as partners to teach kids’ taste buds to enjoy fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods. For example, provide parents with an easy-to-read material on how to teach healthy eating habits. One helpful resource is the article “Toddlers at the Table: Avoiding Power Struggles”.         

Promoting healthy eating will help your program achieve the Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) goals focused on nutrition. We encourage you to use the LMCC Checklist Quiz as a resource to help you identify opportunities to promote nutrition and physical activity, and build a customized action plan to help you reach your goals.

Let’s Move! Child Care

Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers early care and education (ECE) providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. ECE providers who choose to participate in LMCC are recognized when they meet a set of best practices related to the five LMCC Goals—physical activity, screen time, food, beverages, and infant feeding. To help providers reach their goals, a number of online interactive tools—including a Checklist Quiz and action planning guide—have been developed through a public-private partnership between the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Association for Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, Nemours, and the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and other partners.

 


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 Amazing Kids Child Development Center | Kids do the most Amazing Things!
64 Leominster Road | Sterling MA 01564

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