Early Childhood

Connecting young children to local food systems and the environment through inquiry-based learning experiences

MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center provides young children a unique place to increase their knowledge of the plants, animals, and natural habitats which exist in our community. Our programs, including Farm Sprouts, Children's Garden Story Hour, and Preschool Field Trips, focus on developing scientific thinking and understanding through discovery, experimentation, and play!

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs, and opportunities. Our early childhood education (ECE) programs at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center focus on an inquiry-based project approach to learning. We provide young children with opportunities to explore local food and our Michigan natural resources to meet the increasing need within our community for learning experiences in the outdoors. We aim to develop a growing understanding of food, community, and ecosystems in order to support a healthy and sustainable future.

Contact: Brooke Larm / Early Childhood Coordinator / (248) 347-0269 ext. 230

 

 

 

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