Smart Start Healthy Kids Initiative
Instilling healthy habits from the start!
Through physical activity, reduced screen time, and instilling healthy habits, we are committed to creating healthy and fit lifelong learners.
Health and Nutrition Education
Here are some things the children can do in the garden
In addition to 90 minutes per day of physical activity on the playground, all children participate in soccer classes: ages 2 and 3 once a week, and children ages 4 through 6 twice a week. To reduce screen time for VPK children, the use of tablet technology is limited to 20 minutes once a week as we would rather focus on hands on learning. There is no television in the school. Twenty misting fans have been installed throughout the playgrounds, decreasing temperatures by 10 degrees, allowing longer playground times without the children getting overheated, and keeping mosquitoes away.
Oral Health: Parents pay a $40 annual Oral Health Fee. That $0.13 per day entitles their child to a disposable toothbrush to be used daily after lunch.