RECYCLE!


In line with our mission, teaching our kids to value their environment can be fun and playful!  Our Play Center creates an opportunity for a teachable moment…whether it’s talking about the animals in our decor or showing your kids how to use our kid-sized recycling bins, you can help them learn to value the world around us during their fun outing. 

Together, our efforts contribute over five times the amount of recycling than trash.


Going Green Facts

We know many of you as well as our schools and communities support 'green' initiatives. Here are a few facts to help guide your continuous efforts:​


  • Separate your trash into recyclables and biodegradables and support school and community recycling programs... a little planning on our parts goes a long way to make a difference
  • Cut down on the amount of water you use by installing low flow shower heads, fixtures and toilets, as well as reduce the amount of water you use bathing, brushing your teeth, and watering your lawns... you can save some green while going green
  • Walking, riding bikes, and combining trips to do an errand when possible... you can do wonders for your health and the health of the planet and help your children develop these same healthy habits
  • Change standard light bulbs in your home to energy efficient Energy Star rated light bulbs... reduce green house gases and save money on your utility bills at the same time
  • As your appliances need replacing, be sure to install Energy Star qualified products... is another great way to save money and reduce green house gases
  • Make sure your home is properly sealed and insulated... have fun and make this a family project going around your home finding ways to save money while going green

REDUCE, RE-USE, ...

DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS CAFE


Whether stopping in for a meal, getting a snack while enjoying Paint Creek Trail or our wonderful local parks, or during your Play Center visit, kids will love our café food and drink choices!  As a parent, you will too!  We invite you to compare our offerings with other centers as we take extra steps and pay attention to serving not only delicious but also nutritious offerings.  Here are few ways we are different:


  • Whole fruit and vegetables snacks and ingredients
  • No deep fried foods here... we serve only fresh, baked, or panini food options
  • Snacks sold are healthier choices in their categories... we try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and partially hydrogenated oils where possible
  • Smoothies are made with all natural ingredients including whole fruit, low-fat yogurt, fat-free milk, honey, and agave
  • Organic options
  • Glutten free options
  • Locally roasted fair trade coffee
  • Local bakery and bread options
  • Healthier frozen yogurt treat option
  • Delicious and nutritious Kids Meals

 

Importance of diet and exercise for our development

We are conscious that a healthy diet and exercise are important to our children's daily lifestyle and development needs.  We recognize that childhood obesity is still on the rise and nearly one in three children in America either overweight or obese, so it’s important to give kids plenty of daily opportunities to run around and play as well as have the ability to make healthier, great tasting food choices where possible.

 

Whether you are looking for some family time, or you’re just looking for a new challenge for the kids, our play center is just the thing to get them moving and our cafe can nourish their energy and developmental needs.  We guarantee that your little ones will sleep a little better after getting some much needed exercise and better food options at our center.  We also know you will appreciate that our café has lots of delicious and healthy choices for them to re-fuel and you won’t have to worry about trying to talk them out of junk food when they’re ready for a snack, because there isn’t any here and the kids love what we offer!