Published on December 22, 2023
An MSU Extension-supported effort brings local farmers and childcare providers together to support healthy children.
Published on November 28, 2023
Farm to Early Care and Education programs align with essential public health services and promotes health equity by improving eating habits and supporting nutrient-dense diets.
Published on March 27, 2023
The first week of April is recognized as the Week of the Young Child by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Check out these ideas to support young children's development through farm to early care and education activities.
Published on March 20, 2023
Farm to Early Care and Education is a collection of activities and strategies that connects young children to gardening and locally sourced foods.
Published on August 29, 2022
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are program standards developed by states to systematically approach assessment, improvement, and communication in early care and education.
Published on June 30, 2021
Seniors in Ionia County, Michigan garden with preschoolers to grow the next generation of learners and gardeners.
Published on April 8, 2021
While the pandemic presents many challenges for farm to early care and education, childcare providers are benefitting from opportunities to buy and serve local foods.
Published on May 12, 2020
Early care and education providers and food systems practitioners can work together to develop a shared language and a fuller understanding of the common purpose we are working towards.
Published on April 16, 2020
Developing strong social-emotional skills early in life is important for lifelong emotional health. How can educators and caretakers can use farm to ECE activities to encourage children's positive social-emotional development?