Our preschool is encountering a growing population of children with food allergies. Allergic reactions can be minor; they also can be life threatening or cause a serious illness. In keeping with our mission, School for Little Children is seeking to provide an environment that is both safe and inclusive for all its children.
With this as our priority, SLC will provide peanut and tree nut-free snacks for all the classes. We will also will provide snacks on the days of children’s birthdays. Regarding lunch program, parents are required to refrain from sending lunches that contain peanuts or tree nuts for their children. Sometimes items might not contain nuts, yet they are still restricted because they are processed with the same equipment that produces peanut products. Therefore, if you have any doubt about the safety of a food item, please be sure to read the product labels. We have included an Allergy Awareness Food List to help you with this task. As you sign up for the new lunch program session, you will be asked to help in our efforts to be peanut and tree nut restrictive.
Families are asked to provide vegetables, fresh fruit or cheese for their child’s classroom on a rotating basis. Snack Calanders will be distributed monthly and posted outside each classroom.
Birthdays: Parents may provide special paper products or a small favor to celebrate the occasion. Special food items cannot be accepted. Children will be served the usual snacks on birthdays.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.