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By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietician When most people think of barbecuing they picture hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. But if you want to try something different, try making my family’s favorite: Grilled Chicken & Veggie Pasta Salad. What’s best about this healthy recipe is that you can make it ahead! Grilled Chicken and Veggie […]
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Cognitive Development Domain, focusing on math. Cognitive development involves how children think, explore, and figure things out. Math is about problem-solving and logical thinking. It involves numbers, quantity, measuring, patterning, classifying, and sequencing. Young children are fascinated by math and learn it best when it relates to their everyday […]
Meet Ms. Jessica, Lead Toddler Teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in Lacey, WA. She has been at this location for almost six years, initially teaching one-year-olds and recently moving into the twos classroom. Read on to learn more about this amazing member of our team! Tell us some more about your background! I have taken […]
You don’t have to travel far to have an awesome Memorial Day. Here are some stay-at-home vacation ideas that are fun for you and your family. Go on a scavenger hunt Family board game tournament Camp in the backyard Go on a hiking trip Be a tourist in your city Go to a nearby amusement […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Spring is here and with the change of the season comes changes to our menus. Over the month of April, your school will transition to our newly updated Spring-Summer Menu. This season, we’re featuring Fresh Fruit Fridays! Every Friday during lunch, your child will be served fresh fruit with their […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian April 3rd is National Find a Rainbow Day! If the weather cooperates, then with a little rain and sunshine you might get to see a rainbow in the sky. If not, try creating a rainbow on your plate instead! These snack ideas are not only fun to eat, but the […]
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Cognitive Development Domain, focusing on nature and science. Cognitive development involves how children think, explore, and figure things out. It refers to things such as memory, and the ability to learn new information. This domain includes the development of knowledge and skills in math, science, social studies, and creative arts. Research shows […]
Give your sloppy joes a healthy boost by adding lentils, which are high in iron, B vitamins and fiber!
Meet Ms. Jessica, food specialist and previous Early Preschool teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in Morgan Hill, CA. Check out our Q&A with her to learn more about her background, daily duties and what she loves most about working at The Children’s Courtyard! Tell us some more about your background! I’ve been working in […]
Here’s a sweet and super simple dinner recipe, perfect for spring!
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian You asked, and she answered! Here, our registered dietitian addresses some of your burning nutrition questions: Q: “What are some good grab and go snacks for babies/toddlers that are nutritionally dense and do not require refrigeration? I struggle with getting them protein on the go!” A: Families spend a […]