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Early Learning and Care Quality Assessment Requirements

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

Individual children's needs are not met during meal and/or snack times Children do not sit in small groups No conversations and/or interactions occur during meals and/or snack times Food is not served on dishes or napkins Food is used as a reward or punishment Meal and/or snack times are viewed as a time for socialization and conversation Equipment required for seating is appropriate for the size, ability and developmental level of the children Adult seating is accessible Staff serve food while sitting with children during meal and/or snack times Food preparation area in the room is not used for other uses Staff use meal and/or snack time as opportunities for enhanced language learning Children are encouraged to serve themselves

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