Please feel free to bring a special treat to share with all of the children in daycare on your child’s birthday, but this is certainly not necessary. Your child will no doubt enjoy this special day regardless of a celebration (or lack thereof) at daycare, so please do not feel obligated to plan anything elaborate.
Please speak with us before bringing a treat to daycare for your child’s birthday or other special event. Remember, we are a nutrition based program and don’t believe that children should have a lot of sugar or artificial coloring. There are a number of recipes for healthy treats online. Here are a few ideas that work great:
- Applesauce cups
- Fruit cups
- Fruit pizza (you can make this at home)
- Organic fruit snacks (no red dye #40)
- Animal crackers (no frosting)
- Popsicles made with real fruit juice (again, no red dye #40)
- Crackers and cheese
- Frozen yogurt
As for other festivities, including religious holidays, we will always give you plenty of notice prior to the celebration of any cultural or religious occasions. We personally do not practice or teach any particular religion with the children in my care. The families we care for come from many different cultural and religious backgrounds and beliefs. We would prefer to refer your child’s questions on these subjects to your authority. Please feel free to discuss with us any preferences you have in handling of these topics where your children are concerned.