Farm to ECE enhances classroom education through hands-on learning related to food, health, agriculture and nutrition while increasing interactions between families and ECE providers.


Resources for developing Farm to ECE programs:
Getting started with farm to preschool
Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education
A Guide to Using The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool to Support Farm-to-ECE Models


Resources for hands-on Farm to ECE activities:
Farm to ECE Curricula
Farmers Market Activity Ideas for Young Children
Child Care Garden Toolkit
Taste Test Guide


Resources for procuring, cooking and preparing local and seasonal foods:
Local Food for Little Eaters: A Purchasing Toolbox for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Local procurement for child care centers: Fact Sheet, National Farm to School Network
CACFP Seasonal Recipes
Recipe Rainbow from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank


Resources for engaging families in Farm to ECE activities:
Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children
Eat Together PA: Recipes and Quick Tips for Family Meals
Garden Activities
Whole Kids Book Club


Resources on Equity for ECE Teachers, Administrators and Staff:
Steps on a Journey Towards Racial Equity in Early Childhood Education Organizations
Equity and Early Childhood Education: Reclaiming the Child
Anti-Racism Educational Consultants Network
Race Talk in the Early Childhood Classroom from the Early Childhood Education Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English


Cultural Responsiveness  in ECE Classrooms:
The Food Trust's Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books
Diversity Book Finder: Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books
Multicultural Principles for Early Childhood Leaders
Culturally Relevant Teaching in Early Childhood Classrooms (Web Seminar Mini-Series)


Cultural Relevancy in ECE Kitchens:
Local Food for Little Eaters: A Purchasing Toolbox for the Child and Adult Care Food Program: Supporting Culturally Relevant Programming Through Local Food Purchasing (page 9)
USDA: Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods


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