Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped by Little Ones Learning Center during October to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week. While there, Commissioner Black took a moment to read Click Clack Moo to one classroom and Our Community Garden to another. He also got a first-hand look at the learning center’s on-site garden and took part in a taste test with the kids.
Commissioner Black’s visit also highlighted Farm to School Month. Little Ones Learning Center is starting even earlier, introducing their students to fresh produce grown right outside their door.
We know low-income families have less access to healthy eating options and there are fewer opportunities for physical activity because there is less green space, fewer parks and fewer bike paths than in communities with higher incomes. The founder of Little Ones Learning Center, Ms. Olutoyin Okunoren, decided to make a change in her community.