Accomodating a child
Decide whether or not the program can provide the foods that meet the child’s special dietary needs before agreeing to enroll that child in the child care program.If the program cannot provide foods to meet the child's needs, ask the parents to provide meals and snacks that meet their child's needs, or refer the family to another child care program that can better accommodate their child's special diet. Cow’s milk is a problem for some infants and young children.
Here are some guidelines child care providers can use to manage food allergies in the child care setting: Occasionally, a family’s religious beliefs will prohibit or demand certain foods or foods at certain times.When you talk with parents before enrolling the child, ask about these special practices, and discuss with the parents the best ways to accommodate these dietary changes.Knowing families' practices will help you accommodate their preferences in your child care program.Read more as teachers debate accommodations for students.Pete & Pam Wright and Advocate Pat Howey join the discussion.
What is the right thing to do for this individual child?