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Snack and Laundry Guidelines

1. Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers requires that homemade and home-prepared snacks be used only for birthdays & celebrations. Home-prepared Lunches are allowed.

2. For Snack Starbright provides: rice, oatmeal, millet, child-made bread, OR a combination of carbs (tortilla chips, crackers, rice cakes, pasta) and protein (cheese, beans, dairy).

3. Each family is expected to participate in bringing fruit and/or vegetables to be served to all the children at snack time. Your Snack and Laundry turn is listed on each month’s activity calendar. This will happen every four to six weeks. Bring your fruit and/or vegetables on or before the day listed on the calendar.

4.  Remember: you cannot bring fruit or vegetables prepared at home but commercial prep is fine. Unprepped is preferred.

5.   The snack requirement is listed in the tuition contract and its purpose is to keep tuition and supply fees down and to increase/enhance the amount of fruit that each child receives every day.  The school will also purchase apples, oranges and bananas in bulk.

Snack Ideas – Fruit & Veggies

  • Apples (8-10)
  • Bananas (8-12)
  • Berries (1-2 cartons)
  • Kiwi (10)
  • Melons (1-2 depending on size)
  • Oranges (6-8)
  • Peaches (6-8)
  • Pears (6)
  • Pineapple (1)
  • Plums (6-8)
  • Strawberries (1-2 cartons)
  • Dried Fruit (1 bag)
  • Raisins (1 lg. box or 15 – 20 sm. boxes)

This list is not all inclusive so ask if you wonder about bringing another item.

Laundry Responsibility

It is each family’s responsibility to pick up one laundry  basket to launder during your child’s snack week. Your laundry day will be listed on each month’s activity calendar.  Laundry will include tablecloths, towels, classroom play clothes, dress-ups, toys, sheets, and other dirty items.  Please return the laundry folded.  If you do NOT have a washer or dryer, please notify us ASAP. Dirty laundry will be labeled with your child’s name and set out in the classroom or on the deck. If you do not see a laundry basket with your child’s name please ask one of your child’s teachers.

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