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Morin Family Child Care

Morin Family Child Care follows the child care nutrition guidelines recommended by the USDA CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) for all the foods we serve.   To provide healthy and balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limit foods and beverages that are high in sugar, and/or fat, our nutrition policy includes the following:

Fruits and Vegetables

We serve fruit at 2 times a day.

We offer a vegetable other than white potatoes at least once a day.


We serve whole grain foods at least twice a day.

We limit juice intake to no more than 1 time a week.  When served, the juice is 100% fruit juice.

We serve only skim or 1% milk to children age 2 years and older.

Fats and Sugars

Fried and pre-fried vegetables, including potatoes, are served no more than two times per week.

We limit sweet food items to no more than two time per week.

High fat meats such as bologna, bacon, and sausage are served no more than two times per week.

Role of Staff in Nutrition Education

Staff provide opportunities for children to learn about nutrition 1 time per week or more.

Staff act a role models for healthy eating in front of the children.

Meals and snack times are planned so that no child will go more four hours without being offered food.  We provide a variety of nutritionally balanced, high quality foods each day so, please do not send child with outside food and drinks.

Physical Education
Physical Education

Physical Activities

Active play will be encouraged every day such as running, climbing, dancing, skipping and jumping. Children get to be active outdoors twice a day and I will provide 2 structured activities throughout the day.

*Provide preschoolers and school age children (age 3 through 10 years old) with at least 90 – 120 minutes of daily outdoor active play opportunities across 2 to 3 separate occasions.

*Increase indoor active play time so the total amount of active play remains the same, if weather limits outdoor time.

*Provide a variety of play materials (both indoors and outdoors) that promote physical activity.

Role of Staff in Physical Activity

*Will encourage children to be physically active indoors and outdoors at appropriate times.

*Will provide 5 – 10 minutes of planned physical activities at 2 times daily for children age 3 and older.


Control of Infectious Disease:  Morin Family Child Care is committed to working to control infectious disease.  We are teaching daily health, and hygienic standards.

Medication:  If your child is taking medication he/she will need our medication form a signed form from the doctor for each medication prescribed, and a signed form by the parent or guardian granting us Morin Family Child Care permission to administer the medication.

Exclusion Policy

Control of communicable illness among the children is a primary concern.  Policies and guidelines related to outbreak of communicable illness at Morin Family Child Care has been developed with the help of health department relations.  In order to protect the entire group of children, as well as your own child, we ask that parents assist us by keeping the sick children at home if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 24 

1. A fever of over 100 degrees (37.8c) orally, of 99 degrees (37.2c) under the arm.

2. Sings of a newly developing cold or severe coughing.

3. Diarrhea, vomiting or an upset stomach.

4. Unusual or unexplained loss of appetite, fatigue, irritability or headache.

5. Any discharge or drainage from eyes, nose, ears or open sores.

Children who become ill with any of these symptoms will be returned home.  We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.  If you have any questions about whether your child should attend school or group care that day, please call Morin Family Child Care before bringing your child.

Responsibility to Report Suspected Child Abuse:  Morin Family Child Care is required by law to report suspected incidence of child abuse.

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