Nutrition

At Happy Time Child Development Center, we strive for all meals to be nutritiously balanced to keep each child happy, healthy and active. Our kitchen staff works hard to make sure the meals served are CACFP approved. We supplement healthier food options in our menu- whole grain foods, proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy products.


Happy Time Child Development Center perceives mealtime as not only a time to eat nutritious food, but also learn important social and mealtime manners. Happy Time Child Development Center practices family style meals in each classroom, this building strong mealtime social skills and manners. We hope you will join us for lunch with your kids- anytime. We love it when families join us for mealtime!

 
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Our Food Policies

Food Brought From Home: Children enrolled at Happy Time in the Yellow-Blue classrooms may bring prepackaged store bought snacks from home for special occasions such has birthdays or holidays. (Due to an increase of allergies in children, snacks must be sent in their original packaging, with the ingredients listed. No peanut or tree nut products allowed). Children are encouraged to bring healthy snacks such as crackers, fruits and vegetables. We ask that parents do not send candy, gum or soft drinks. All treats will be served along with the regular snack or meal.

 

Meal Times

 Infant Room: Parents/Guardians must provide their own baby bottles. Happy Time provides infant formula with iron, Gerber baby food and infant Gerber cereal. Parents are welcome to provide their own breast milk or formula, baby food and cereal. Infants are fed on demand and have no designated feeding times for bottles. Infants over the age of 6 months are fed a fruit for breakfast at 8:00am and a vegetable for lunch at 11:00am.

Toddler through Preschool: Breakfast is served at 8:30am, lunch is served at 11:30am and snack is served at 3:00pm.

Before/After School Program: Happy Time does not provide breakfast for school age children on school days. Parents/Guardians can choose to have their children eat breakfast at school. It is charged to your school lunch account. Snack is provided at 3:30 pm.

Breakfast is served at 9:00 am, lunch at 12:00 pm and snack at 3:00 pm on no school days.

 
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319-472-4840

1310 West 1st Street
Vinton, IA 52349

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, and familial status.