Early childhood classroom environments function well when there is a consistent routine. Providing meals to classrooms in a timely manner assists with ensuring the child care center routines run smoothly.
In addition, kitchen staff play a huge role in keeping children safe. Not only are kitchen staff providing nutritious healthy meals that help children maintain a healthy body weight, the kitchen staff are essential to preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses. Commonly known as food poisoning, foodborne illnesses are caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by properly storing, cooking, cleaning, and handling foods.
Watch the video below to learn more about typical routines in a child care center kitchen: