Happy Day Café

We know that good nutrition contributes to effective learning in children. All our childcare programs include age-appropriate meals and snacks in the cost of tuition. Food is prepared in-house at our Happy Day Café.

Happy Day Café

All meals and snacks are prepared from scratch in our modern kitchen. We use only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients to create the best food for your children. Every meal is age-appropriate, nutritionally balanced, and meets federal and state requirements regarding food components and portion size.

Meals and stacks are prepared from: fresh or frozen organic fruits and vegetables; organic, cooked whole grains; organic, hormone-free milk and cheese; hormone-free lean meats (excluding pork); and free-range eggs. Happy Day Café uses only natural sweeteners as needed, such as local honey, agave nectar, or raw cane sugar.

The following food types are not served at Appletree Academy

  • Pre-packaged, processed children's foods (excluding infant formula), which often contain added sugars and preservatives

  • Refined white flour or white sugar

  • Nuts (due to concerns about allergic reactions)

Eating Schedule & Sample Meal Plans

Eating schedules and meal plans vary depending on the age of the child (infant, toddler, preschooler, or school-age) and the program schedule (full-time, part-time, after school). Click your child's age group, below, for more information.

Infants (6 weeks - 18 months old)

Toddlers (18 months - 3 years old)

Preschoolers (3 - 5 years old)

School-Age (5 - 12 years old)


Q: What is the cost of the meal program?

A: All our childcare programs include meals and snacks in the cost of tuition. There is no extra fee for meals and snacks.

Q: What if I want to exclude certain foods from my child's diet, for religious reasons, dietary preferences, or health concerns?

A: Happy Day Café does not accept special food requests, but you are always welcome to bring your own food for your child. If you wish to deviate from our provided meal plan, we ask that you bring ALL of your child's food for the day/week. To ensure that we can follow your directions without error, children on a modified diet will not eat any food from Happy Day Café; they will only eat food provided by their parents or guardians. Please communicate to us in writing any special instructions about how you want the food stored, prepared, or served.

A 5% discount will be applied to the cost of tuition for parents who provide their own food.