Vegan Beef and Rice Hotdish

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Ingredients 48 oz soy milk 2 cups Daiya cheese 28 oz gardein beefless ground 8 oz sliced mushrooms one bag frozen mixed vegetables two cups basmati rice one cup of onions Instructions Put the ingredients in an electric pressure cooker with the rice at the bottom. Cook for five minutes. Note: if you have the time you may want to … Read More

Chana Masala

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Plate with chana masala, watermelon chunks, and brown rice

We usually serve Chana Masala with brown rice, fresh fruit, and maybe some more veggies. It’s a great option for large groups of young children because it is free of nuts and animal products. The most common allergies that we’ve seen in young children are dairy, eggs and nuts. We serve this to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. I just got … Read More

Vegan Enchiladas

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Vegan Enchilada

Children and adults alike thoroughly enjoy these enchiladas. We use diaya vegan cheese and mild Hatch organic enchilada sauce. Both are vegan and tasty. The enchilada sauce is in a BPA free can. Whether you consume meat and dairy or not this dish is absolutely delicious. Ingredients tortillas pinto beans daiya cheese Hatch organic enchilada sauce Instructions Wrap pinto beans, … Read More

Pinto Beans

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Season these to taste. We generally add about one tablespoon of cumin, and one teaspoon of oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika per cup of raw beans. Ingredients 2 cups raw pinto beans water 1 medium onion chopped 1 green and/or red bell pepper chopped 1 celery stalk 3 minced garlic gloves cumin oregano paprika salt and pepper 1/4 cup … Read More

Waiting Lists

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

If you sign up for the waiting list today you may wait one month or several years before a spot is available. If you actually register and pay the registration fee for the next available spot (provided one exists) then you will move to a higher priority on the waiting list. Loading…

Healthy Food And Activities For Children

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time are good for adults and children alike. For some of us this healthy living comes easily and for others of us it’s a daily struggle. It can be difficult to juggle work and parenting while also maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for ourselves much less our children. Here … Read More

Nine Ideas to Help With a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Mother Reading To Daughter

One minute your child is an infant and the next you are looking for kindergartens. The time goes quickly. Plan ahead. Here are nine ideas that may help with the transition. Do the screening early. When your child turns three years old, she can do the early childhood screening. You can wait until she is four or five, however,many districts … Read More

Healthy Foods and Activities

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Watermelson, peaches, bannanas on a cutting board with walnuts.

Healthy child development requires healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time. Food Children’s risk of developing obesity, chronic illness, behavior issues and other problems that impact well-being are reduced if they gobble up whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat or fat-free dairy, consume breast milk (or formula if breast milk isn’t an option!) … Read More

Dakota County Resources

Marie BakerGeneral, Parent Resources

Map of Dakota County Boundry

Below is a document with plenty of great parent resources on early childhood family education, dental, medical, financial assistance, screening, etc. Dakota County Resources for Parents If you’re looking for something that isn’t in the document above, contact the center. We may be able to help.