Farm to Early Childhood Education

Learn about the benefits of Farm to Early Childhood Education and access a few resources below.

New Hampshire Farm to Early Childhood Education Harvest of the Month Coming soon!

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Resources via NH Agriculture in the Classroom VIEW HERE >>

Growing the Farm to Early Care and Education Movement via Every Child Thrives

“Cultivating Joy & Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood Through Nature, Food, and Community” via Shelburne Farms 
brings Education for Sustainability into your early childhood classroom through engaging activities, essays, and resources that encourage children to explore and engage in the world around them. The book is the fruit of Shelburne Farms’ years of experience in early childhood education and sustainability, both on the Farm and with our partners at the Sustainability Academy and King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont. READ MORE >>

Early Sprouts via Keene State University
Early Sprouts is a seed-to-table gardening and nutrition curriculum. The goal is to foster of a love of vegetables among children during these critical early years. Early Sprouts was developed by Professor Karrie Kalich from Keene State’s Health Science Department. KSC Early Childhood Faculty Dottie Bauer and CDC Teachers helped in the development of the curriculum by integrating knowledge of child development. LEARN MORE >>

The New England Farm to Early Childhood Project via the Northeast Farm to School Project
Improving access to healthy, regional, culturally appropriate foods, nutrition education, and hands-on agricultural experiences for our youngest eaters. Farm to EC is an essential strategy for addressing the systemic, race-based inequities built into both our food and childcare systems. This project aims to further food justice in our region by supporting Farm to ECE programs. LEARN MORE >>

Farm to Early Care and Education: Cultivating healthy habits for our littlest eaters via the National Farm to School Network (NFSN)
As a leader and national convener in the farm to early care and education (farm to ECE) movement, NFSN aims to support the development of vibrant and equitable, community-based food systems and enhance the health and wellbeing of young children and their families through comprehensive farm to ECE initiatives. NFSN works to achieve this aim by (1) broadly sharing information and resources; (2) promoting state, regional, and national networking; and (3) supporting advocacy efforts. LEARN MORE >>