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Early Learning and Care Quality Assessment Requirements

17. Meals And/Or Snack Time
  1 or 2 3 4 or 5
Does Not Meet Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Food is used as a reward or punishment No conversations and/or interactions occur during meal and/or snack times Individual children's needs are not met during meal and/or snack times Children are encouraged to eat food, but never forced Meal and/or snack times are viewed as a time for socialization and conversation Staff sit with children while serving food at the table Children sit in small groups Staff use meal and/or snack times as opportunities for enhanced language learning Children self-serve all foods Children assist with lunch/snack routines

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