HEALTHY LUNCH BOX IDEAS
All children need to bring a healthy, well-balanced lunch to school each day. A nutritious lunch includes protein, fruit, vegetable, grain and dairy. Leftovers from dinner are a great option. Please leave candy and cookies as well as sugary drinks at home. Nut products are not permitted.
- Meat and cheese sandwiches
- Pita sandwiches with meat and/or cheese
- Cheese and crackers
- Bagel with cream cheese
- Pasta or mac and cheese
- Shredded cheese
- Scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage
- Cheese/tortilla roll-ups
- Black beans
- Carrots and celery with ranch
- Cooked veggies in a thermos
- Fresh fruits
- Cucumbers and tomatoes
- Whole wheat crackers
- Whole grain waffles
- Pizza crust
- Whole grain cereal
- Nutrigrain bars
- Pasta salad
- Dinner rolls
- Low-sugar muffins
- Slicked or string cheese
- Cream cheese
- Cottage cheese
LOCAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Child Find provides screening services to help identify developmental delays in young children. Their team of professionals will assist families with referrals and finding providers for an array of needs.
Visit the Wyoming DFS Facility Discovery page to find child care facilities around the state as well as other related and important information.
STRIDE Learning Center engages in various public awareness activities to educate families and referral sources on available early intervention services. For Wyoming families.
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), but not enough to pay for private health insurance.
This site provides state-wide information and resources on child care options, assistance programs, early intervention programs, social/emotional development, Head Start, and more.
Dental Aid provides low-cost dental care for low-income families throughout Longmont and Boulder. Emergency services as well as preventative care services are provided.
Our clinic is a self-supporting, non-profit educational facility operated by college faculty, staff and students. Dental hygiene students, supervised by the dental hygiene faculty, provide all dental hygiene care.
The ECCBC supports early childhood education and development in Boulder County. The Parent Resources page offers information about local support services for child health, mental health, early education options, family support and more.
Our Center assists families with basic needs such as finding shelter, childcare, meal services and clothing. Boulder County.
Salud provides medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health care services. They focus on low-income, medically underserved populations as well as the migrant and seasonal farmworker population. Salud is committed to providing care to all community members regardless of finances, insurance coverage, or ability to pay.
Founded in 1977 by leading researchers and clinicians in diverse disciplines focused on child development. Topics include: parenting practices, discipline and challenging behaviors, trauma and stress, school readiness, and much more.
A Wyoming/Northern Colorado Multi-Specialty Behavioral Health group practice that offers a sliding scale and works with Medicaid.
Community Action of Laramie County
Home of the Crossroads Healthcare Clinic and Migrant Health Center. Call (307) 635-9291 or visit 1920 Evans Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Food pantry, clothing support, school supplies and medical referrals. Located in Cheyenne.
ACTIVITIES FOR PARENTS AND KIDS
With tropical butterflies, thousands of insects, and many more exotic animals, the Butterfly Pavilion offers something for all ages. Classes and special events are offered monthly.
There is so much to see at the Children’s Museum you will want to go back again and again! Exhibits include: the Center for the Young Child, Joy Park, Bubbles, and the Art Studio, just to name a few.
Over 100 engines, cabooses, and coaches spread out over 15 acres makes for a full day of fun for the train lovers in the family. Ride the train loop, watch the miniature trains carve through a mini landscape, and best of all – explore the inside of trains new and old.
With a location in Denver and another at Chatfield Farms, families can view native plants of Colorado and beyond. Special events include: yoga at the gardens, a summer concert series, and workshops just for kids.
Colorado’s rich history of firefighters over the past century is displayed in pictures, uniforms, and equipment. There are plenty of educational and fun activities for kids including: dress up, learning about safe evacuations, and pretending to put out fires in a real fire truck.
The Laramie County Library System (LCLS), located in Cheyenne, is the oldest continually operating county library system in the United States.
At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, there is always something new to discover. Explore the multitude of wondrous indoor and outdoor displays, educate yourself on issues of sustainability, or just sit and immerse yourself in the peaceful, garden atmosphere. Admission to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is entirely free to the public.
The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a must-see children’s garden for all ages, even the grown up kind! The garden features a wetlands area, sheepherder wagon, a secret garden, tipis, a farmer windmill and more! Located in Cheyenne.
Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Discovery Zone fosters learning through exploration and play – including an area for infants and toddlers!
The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Denver Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
A mobile app that offers daily tips supporting child development based on brain science. Each tip offers suggestions for fun, quick activities to do with kids while at the grocery store, during bath time, or any time you want to support your child’s brain development.
With affordable daily admission, annual membership, and low-income membership options, the museum has fun for all ages. Once-per-month Sensory Friendly days specifically for children with sensory processing delays. In Lafayette.
Start your exploration of Cheyenne’s roots and wander through the decades, hearing the stories of rough-and-tumble cowboys, Hollywood starlets, and Nashville superstars.
Visit the museum to learn about the history of Cheyenne, the Transcontinental Railroad, and see the beloved narrow gauge UC&N Model Railroad built by Harry W. Brunk.