Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Supporting The Needs Of The Whole Child

Reflecting our belief in supporting the needs of the whole child, Children’s Village is committed to offering each child the best possible nutrition and daily opportunities for physical activity.

Regular Exercise Promotes Healthy Bodies And Healthy Minds

All age groups have regular playtime on our outdoor second-floor play area.  In fact, we recently renovated this important play space.  We installed a new climbing wall; this well-loved equipment needed to be replaced due to wear and tear.  We also installed new safety turf, awning and frame, and added a play table for younger children and basketball hoop for the older students!

Center City Philadelphia features many parks and other points of interest for neighborhood excursions.  Toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age boys and girls have daily opportunities to exercise and stay fit.  Children also enjoy participating in special programs that we host that encourage them to move, dance, and play!

Nutritious Meals Are Prepared In Our Own On-Site Kitchen

A healthy, well-balanced breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are prepared daily for children.  School-age children receive dinner after school. The varied menu includes in-season fresh fruits and vegetables.  Especially important, our menu reflects the cultures of our families.  To ensure we continue to provide the best possible nutrition to the growing number of children enrolled, Children’s Village recently renovated our on-site commercial kitchen. Children dine family-style in the classroom with their teachers.  Parents and family members are always welcome to join children for a bowl of cereal and fruit at breakfast.

What’s Cooking In Our Kitchen?

Download our menus! Please note that minor modifications may have been made to the menus since we posted them here on our website. Contact us at (215) 931-0190 for more information. Download four-month menus for October, November, December 2019, and January 2020(ONDJ) 2019-2020 for the Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age Programs:

NEW MENUS – 2020 Four Month Menu YT 13-35mos (JJAS)
NEW MENUS – 2020 Four Month Menu OT 3-5 Yrs (JJAS)
NEW MENUS – 2020 Four Month Menu SA 6-12 Years (JJAS)

Safeguarding Children’s Health through Nutrition

Children’s Village:

  • Participates in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  CACFP establishes basic nutrition requirements for meals served to children in early childhood programs and schools.
  • Adopts best practice standards for the nutrition improvement program from the University of North Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. These practice standards exceed those of the CACFP.
  • Recently renovated our on-site commercial kitchen and our storage area, improving our efficiency.
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