Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE; formerly Farm to Preschool) connects child care providers (preschools, day care centers, family child care homes, Head Start/Early Head Start, etc.) to locally grown, healthy foods.
Farm to ECE provides children with an experiential learning opportunity, which increases their nutritional awareness, while engaging their parents in issues related to child nutrition. Farm to ECE activities include taste tests, edible gardens, menu changes, and planting resources.
Farm to ECE can help improve children’s overall health and development through nutrition and physical activity.