At Children’s Alley, we want to provide your children with well-rounded care. In 2017, we implemented a wellness program designed to increase physical activity and nutrition education. We have been working alongside local farms, Boulder County Public Health, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to achieve this goal. We have outsourced instructors to teach yoga and other classes like music, and dance. Our Wellness Coordinator, Tori Anderson, teaches all the nutrition classes as well as most of the physical activity classes. If you wish to contact her for more information, you can email her at email@example.com or call Children’s Alley 303-449-1951 x110.
What do we provide?
Fitness activities to develop and improve motor skills, coordination, language and listening skills, physical ability, social skills, spatial awareness, and overall health and wellness.
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Yoga to find a sense of calm. To learn body movement and breathing techniques that help acknowledge emotion and improve ability to self-sooth. Learning to move our bodies in a different way.
Children’s Alley wants to teach the importance of fruits and vegetables by implementing fun hands-on nutrition activities like: gardening, cooking classes, taste testings, field trips, farmer visits, and meals and snacks. Now is the time to develop food preferences in children so they can learn to make healthier choices in the future!
Did you know it can take trying a food 10 times before a child will like it? Our program provides children the opportunities to try new foods. They begin to feel empowered by their bravery and ability to try something new!
Ellyn Satter, Registered Dietitian and author, can teach us the appropriate way to feed our children. Please check out the website for great resources! Links to other resources can be found at the bottom of the page.
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Field trips are intended to expose children to a new learning environment. These trips can include harvesting, planting, learning about the garden or farm, observing farm animals, and nutrition lessons. We love using these trips to show the kids where our food comes from!
Past trips: Growing Gardens, Ollin Farms, Boulder Farmers Market, Anderson Farms, and Miller Farms.
April 23, 2020 – Mountain Flower Goat Dairy
July 31, 2020 – Growing Gardens
Have any recommendations? Please call Children’s Alley front desk or email email@example.com!
View our current menu in the lobby or online here!
Carter Angel, our Nutrition Coordinator, cooks all the meals. We do our best to tie in the nutrition lessons throughout the week! Please see some great recipe resources below!
Is that not enough? Of course not! In addition to the physical activity classes and nutrition education we partner with many other teachers and organizations to create a fun and unique learning environment. See some examples below…
Music class with Mr. Scott!
A few times a year we receive a special nutrition education class from our nearby farm, Growing Gardens!
ECO-CYCLE Presentation on recycling and composting- how to better take care of our planet!
Ollin Farms giving a presentation on fruits, veggies, and farming!
- Farm to ECE: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/pregnancy/child-health-promotion-program/farm-to-ece/
- CHOP (Cooking up Healthy Options with Plants): https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/cacfp-chop
- CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program): https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/cacfp-resources
- BFR (Boulder Food Rescue): https://www.boulderfoodrescue.org/
- HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living): https://www.bouldercounty.org/departments/public-health/healthy-eating-and-active-living/
- Master Gardeners: https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/