A National Model of Excellence » 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. 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 program, Children's Village is renovating our on-site commercial kitchen. Learn more about supporting this critical project.
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.
Safeguarding Children's Health through Nutrition
- 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 earned a USDA CACFP mini grant to continue enhance our Nutrition Program, underscoring our commitment to healthy bodies and healthy minds.