Always Fresh By Our Chef!
Fresh, nutritious meals cooked and baked onsite by our in-house cook. Our meals and snacks are always:
Cooked daily with fresh meat, vegetables and fruits
Accommodating to children's dietary restrictions and allergies
An array of colours, shapes, temperatures, and textures to promote variety
Promote and support diversity to include dishes that reflect various cultures and traditions.
What your child eats throughout the day has a serious impact on their ability to learn and play. We take nutrition very seriously and believe that healthy bodies equal healthy minds.
Our daily menu includes one hot home-style meal and two delicious and nourishing snacks made from fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grain.
Our menu is:
Nut and allergen free
Modified every 4 weeks for nutritional variety
Well-balanced as per Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and Canada’s Food Guide
Customizable for children with food allergies, gluten and dairy sensitivities or restrictions.
*We offer a separate menu for the infants to accommodate their needs.
Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement
The Erindale Early Education Academy is committed to providing a safe learning environment that provides high-quality experiences which lead to positive outcomes in children’s learning, development, health and well-being.
To that end we continuously seek to improve our programming by documenting and evaluating the effectiveness of our strategies to achieve the following goals:
1) To promote the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of the children enrolled in our programs.
2) To support positive and responsive interactions among the children, parents, child care providers and staff.
3) To encourage the children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate.
4) To foster the children’s exploration, play and inquiry.
5) To provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences.
6) To plan for and create positive learning environments and experiences in which each child’s learning and development will be supported.
7) To incorporate indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time, into the day, and give consideration to the individual needs of the children receiving child care.
8) To foster the engagement of an ongoing communication with parents about the program and their children.
9) To involve local community partners and allow those partners to support the children, their families and staff.
10) To support staff or others who interact with the children at a child care centre in relation to continuous professional learning.