Oregon Farm to Preschool Resources (aka "Farm to Early Care Education or ECE)
Oregon Farm to Preschool - link to work done specifically for Pre-K by the Oregon Farm to School Network
National Farm to School Network's farm to ECE resource "Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education"
Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education aims to promote Head Start stakeholders' understanding of how farm to ECE can support achievement of Head Start Program Performance Standards and actively contributes to learning and development benchmarks as outlined in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. This resource aims to highlight how farm to ECE elements, implemented individually or in combination, may address multiple domains and standards, and provide significant benefits for children, families and communities.
Growing Head Start Success is designed to directly align Program Performance Standards and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework with specific farm to ECE activities from each of the three core elements of local procurement, gardening, and food, agriculture and nutrition education. The resource also offers three profiles of Head Start programs leading the way in addressing performance and learning standards with farm to ECE and their tips for integrating farm to ECE in Head Start.
Learn more about putting this resource to use in NFSN's newest blog. You can also help us reach the many stakeholders across the country who can benefit from the resource by downloading our “Outreach Toolkit.” The toolkit includes sample language for social media, newsletter and blog content. Thank you for helping us spread the word!
NFSN is available to provide additional training, customized support and tools for your organization on a consultation basis. To learn more, contact Lacy Stephens, Farm to Early Care and Education Associate, at Lacy Farm to School. (Lacy is based in Montana)