Welcome to Around the Clock Childcare & Pre-School! Call us at (325) 658-3923 or visit 12 S. Emerick, San Angelo, TX
Nutrition

Meal Times

  • 6:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Morning Snack
  • 11:00 am Lunch
  • 2:15 pm Afternoon Snack
Child Feeding Policy

We provide nutritious, regularly scheduled meals and snacks.
Meals and snacks are an important part of our program day.

* We take time to help children relax and prepare to eat.

* We sit down to eat with children and have good times.

* We help children learn to behave well, to show consideration for others, to be thankful for what we have and to use good manners at meal and snack time.

We follow federal and state guidelines to plan meals and snacks.

• We keep in mind the special food needs of small children.

• We offer familiar and popular foods along with new, unfamiliar foods.

• We let children eat what they like and also try out new foods.

• We serve milk with every meal.

We trust children to manage their own eating. We encourage children to be autonomous and serve themselves in a family style setting. Children will eat what they need, and they will learn to like the new foods that we offer. While we encourage children to “try some of everything” we serve, we let them pick and choose from the food we make available. Some days children eat a lot, others, not so much. But they know how much they need.

• We do not limit the amounts children eat.

• We do not force children to eat certain foods or certain amounts of food.

We feed our children often. Our meal / snack times begin at the times listed above. If you miss one meal or snack, don’t worry. Another one will be soon. If you want your child to participate in certain meal / snack times, make sure they are here when their class is served. Otherwise, they will have to wait until the next one is served.

We love children, we love parties. We take every opportunity to celebrate with your children. It seems that it is common to equate parties with cakes, cup cakes, cookes and candy.

We believe that it is best for your child's health if you avoid refined white sugar and bleached white flour and icing that contain trans fats and harmful dyes, which are main ingredients of store-bought cakes, cup cakes, cookies and candy.

Therefore, we strongly encourage and highly recommend that you do not bring these items to the day care.

We would like to encourage you to think outside the box and to be festively healthy in what you bring for special occasions.

A Few Suggestions

1. Cheese cubes and grapes served in a decorative cupcake liners
2. Yougurt and strawberries for dipping
3. Whole wheat crackers or rice cakes and almond butter with a slice of fruit on top
4. Frozen yogurt and sliced bananas drizzled in chocolate and sliced almonds sprinkled on top
5. Pinwheels: whole wheat tortillas and pimento cheese
6. Fruit and cheese on skewers
7. Homemade muffins made with whole wheat, fruit and nuts
8. Meat and cheese rolled up and held together with festive toothpicks or tied with curly ribbon
9. Finger sandwiches: whole wheat bread and chicken salad served on a platter in the shape of a smiley face with a birthdy candle in the middle
10. Homemade trail mix made with sunflower seeds, dried fruit bits and shredded wheat served in a favorite super hero cup
11. Apples Smiles: Two wedges of thinly sliced apples with raisins and almond butter in the middle to hold it together
12. Deviled eggs (fresh, homemade)

Decorate platters iwth stickers, curly ribbon, and construction paper cut outs. Cut out sandwiches with cookie cutters. We can put a birthday candle in anything for your child to blow out as we sing Happy Birthday. Here's to our celebrations being healthier.

More Info

We would like to provide you with some more resources, as well as some forms we need to share with you.

WIC - English
WIC - Spanish
CACFP Meal Benefit Income Eligibility Form Letter to Households (Child Care Centers)
Building For The Future flyer.