Healthy Meals and Nutrition

Each day, we provide our children with a healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

We work carefully with all parents to address any food allergies and preferences. All children are offered whole milk up to two years old and 2% milk from 2 years old through preschool. Water is offered to children throughout the course of the day as needed.

We participate in North Carolina's Child and Adult Care Food Program, funded by the USDA. Our lunch is catered by the Child Care Services Association (CCSA) Meal Service Program. 

Formula and Breastfeeding

We welcome mothers to drop-in and breastfeed at anytime or provide breast milk for teachers to feed to the children. We provide (at no additional charge), baby food, meals, and snacks, Enfamil formula. Parents are welcome to provide their own preferred infant formula and/or food.

Diapering and Other Care

We are happy to handle both disposable and cloth diapering. All children are asked to bring in an extra change of clothes to leave in their assigned cubby. When a child and family show signs of potty training readiness, we will work with families and children individually to transition to potty training.

It is the policy of FPDS that infants eat and sleep on demand. Infants have an assigned crib with sheets. Families may choose to provide infant sleep sacks for the crib. The toddlers thru preschoolers daily schedule includes a quiet rest time, during which most children nap or have a quiet activity on their cots. Each child is assigned a cot and sheet, and parents provide a blanket from home.