Vegan Beef and Rice Hotdish

Nate McCallisterRecipes

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, Recipes

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

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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, Recipes

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

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When no openings in one of our early learning child care programs are available we often offer parents a spot on the waiting list. It’s free to signup for the waitlist. We just take your contact info and contact you when there’s an opening. Simple enough right? Maybe, but let’s clarify two important considerations: 1) the only way to secure … Read More

Healthy Food And Activities For Children

Nate McCallisterFeature, General, 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

Younger Infant: Emergent Literacy

Nate McCallisterYounger Infant


Before we learn to love books, we hit them. At least, younger infants do. This may be a sign, however, that the child is beginning to connect with print materials. As younger infants move toward realms where literacy begins to emerge,  they increasingly show interest in verbal communication and printed words and images. Below are some indicators or progress and … Read More