Daycare Menus

Kid-friendly meal menus and recipes sure to delight the delicate palette of even the most selective of children.

Healthy meal plans – Quick and easy to follow videos showing you exactly how to create fast, simple and healthy recipes and meals for you and your family. New recipes added regularly every month.

100 day meal planning kit – The Menu In A Box 100 Day Meal Planning Kit is a PDF download-able product that includes delicious, fast, fresh and family friendly recipes along with corresponding shopping lists and meal plans, plus great time saving, budget & organizational tips.

Meals for kids – 13 weeks (5 days per week) of tried and true breakfast and lunch ideas that your kids are sure to love, along with categorized grocery shopping lists for each menu.


EZ Care Online

EZ Care Online

Hi. I’m Carla Snuggs, Daycare feature writer for Suite101.com and a reviewer for Child Care Software Store dot com.

In this video I am going to take you on a quick tour of EZ Care Online, a web-based child care center management and accounts receivables software developed by Softerware, Inc. This software is a great tool for child care businesses, daycare centers, and preschools as it helps them save time and money and become more efficient. [Read more →]

EZ-Care 2

ez-care2

Hi I'm Carla Snuggs, Daycare Feature Writer for Suite101.com and a reviewer for Child Care Software Store dot com. Today I'm going to take you on a tour of EZ-Care 2, developed by SofterWare, Inc. This outstanding, comprehensive childcare management software is perfect for recordkeeping, billing, accounting, and a host of other functions related to the business of childcare. [Read more →]

Daycare Manager Pro

Daycare Manager Pro

This daycare software manages most of your basic daycare business stuff like billing and attendance. And at 50 bucks it’s probably about the most inexpensive daycare software on the market.

Try Daycare Manager Pro Risk Free. [Read more →]

How Daycare Food Programs Benefit Your Child Care Business

Daycare food programs provide cash reimbursements for nourishing meals and snacks served to children ages 12 years and younger in licensed family day care homes. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) improves the quality of day care by making it more affordable for many low-income families. The CACFP child care component is a state and federally funded program that gives financial aid to licensed child care centers and day care homes. [Read more →]

The Basic Ingredients of Nutritional Meals for Kids

This video covers when and what to feed kids to keep them healthy and help them develop good eating habits. [Read more →]

Appropriate Foods and Serving Sizes for Children

Careful meal planning in the daycare or preschool environment is essential in order to meet the nutritional needs of young children. Healthy foods in age-appropriate and sensible serving sizes decrease children’s risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. [Read more →]

Food Safety in the Child Care Setting

by Carla Snuggs

Food safety in the child care setting is vital.  E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter, Shigella, Norovirus, and Listeria are common pathogens which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and even death. By keeping hands and cooking surfaces cleaning, heating and cooling foods appropriately, and avoiding pesticides, childcare businesses can help keep kids safe from foodborne illness. [Read more →]

Guidelines for Planning Meals in Childcare Centers

Childcare center meal plans should offer children a diet full of variety and color in order to help children reach key nutrient goals and support cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Furthermore, when healthy eating habits begin early they are more likely to continue into adulthood. [Read more →]