To provide a safe and healthy environment for the
To provide and encourage the development of a positive
self-image and foster independence in each child.
We want to encourage respect of self as well as
To provide opportunities to develop positive relationships
To help the children develop good health habits.
To develop and promote healthy developmentally appropriate
growth in areas of social, emotional, cognitive
skills, and physical.
Philosophy of Families
Dina’s Child Care and Preschool strive to create
an atmosphere of family through which all differences
are not only appreciated, but are celebrated. Families
are an integral component of our life at the Center
and the work we do with the children. The children’s
childhood experience is greatly enhanced when staff
and families work together.
Child Care Center is licensed by the State of California.
220 S Canal Street
Merced, Ca. 95341
Phone Number: 209.725.9452
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lic # for Preschool ( ages 2-6) : Facility#243808840
Lic# for Day Care (ages 6-12) : 243909084
at Dina’s Day Care we are committed to improving the
nutrition and physical activity of all children. Our program
and our staff are committed to promoting a pleasant environment
where developmentally appropriate foods are served; where
there is an emphasis on family meal style service; and where
Staff and Parents choose when and what to eat, and the child
“self-regulates” intake. Healthy, nutritious
meals will be served daily and one or two healthy snacks
will be offered each day. Lean meats, fruits and vegetables
which promote optimal health will be included in our menus,
servings on entrees and side dishes will be regulated by
the child, and we will use low fat dairy products and 100%
fruit juice only once a day. Offer water freely. We will
take great care to avoid high sugar sodas and juices and
high salty snacks, and serve healthy foods when celebrating
special events and recognizing birthdays.
Click the calendar below to view a
sample of our food menu