1023 N 40th St,
Omaha, NE 68131
Early childhood education and development is critically important. Our teachers are constantly communicating with your infant to help them make sense of sounds and speech patterns. We create a safe and secure environment by providing warm, nurturing , personalized care and responding to your infant’s signals. Our teachers assist your infant’s physical development through tasks that improve coordination, accuracy and balance.
Toddlers are typically active, learning, and busy, easily engaged and eager to explore and discover the world around them . At this age group they will start learning concepts such as their colors, shapes, letters and counting. In our program each day is full of engaging songs, stories, art and playing time. Our team at Daisy’s childcare is able to help our toddlers grow confidently and comfortably.
The Preschool program promotes learning in all areas of development through individualized, small, and large group activities.Through play, children enhance their understanding of language, literacy, reading, math and science concepts, problem solving and social skills, as well as improving their gross and fine motor development.
We strive to provide a comprehensive before and after school program that keeps children safe and helps them succeed in their studies and in life. Daisy’s childcare center offers a structured balance of academic, social and recreational after school activities for children in kindergarten through eight grade.
Health and Nutrition
Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Children, however, need different amounts of specific nutrients at different ages.
So what's the best formula to fuel your child's growth and development? Check out these nutrition basics for girls and boys at various ages, based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Consider these nutrient-dense foods:
Protein. Choose seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds.
Fruits. Encourage your child to eat a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dried fruits — rather than fruit juice. If your child drinks juice, make sure it's 100 percent juice without added sugars and limit his or her servings. Look for canned fruit that says it's light or packed in its own juice, meaning it's low in added sugar. Keep in mind that one-quarter cup of dried fruit counts as one cup-equivalent of fruit. When consumed in excess, dried fruits can contribute extra calories.
Vegetables. Serve a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dried vegetables. Aim to provide a variety of vegetables, including dark green, red and orange, beans and peas, starchy and others, each week. When selecting canned or frozen vegetables, look for options lower in sodium.
Grains. Choose whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, or brown or wild rice. Limit refined grains such as white bread, pasta and rice.
Dairy. Encourage your child to eat and drink fat-free or low-fat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese or fortified soy beverages.