Fresh Harvest: Children Grow in the Garden

Planting, growing and harvesting a garden provide opportunities for growth and development in young children on multiple levels. From learning the origin of food to exposure to new and healthy foods, children benefit from the experience. This lesson explores practical ways to garden with children in a variety of settings, offers important tips for success and ideas for incorporating nutrition education. (K7.3 C2 CDA1) 2 hours

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Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of an on-site garden in an early care and education facility.
  • Discover creative garden options in a variety of settings.
  • Identify important ways to engage children and families through the gardening process.
  • Explore nutrition education and activity ideas to incorporate into your early care and education program.

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