All Alabama Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition programs are empowered to successfully source healthy local foods, build gardens, and offer food and agriculture activities that enrich the quality of early learning experiences for children and support the Alabama food economy. 


Alabama Farm to ECE Blog and Updates

Sharing Lit’l Bit of Fun Child Development Center’s Farm to ECE Success

Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) is always a joy to see in action. It is often difficult to convey the excitement and impact of getting children involved in gardening with words alone. For this reason, we are very excited to have the opportunity to film and create videos highlighting some of the amazing work that is being done in child care programs in Alabama while allowing providers to tell their own stories. 

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Farm to ECE In Action: How Tiny Toes Home Daycare Does Farm to ECE

Farm to Early Care and Education does not have to look the same for all child care programs. Some programs may take trips to a local farm, some read books about farming or growing fruit and vegetables, and some may plant seeds in recycled containers and watch them grow on the windowsill. The possibilities for incorporating Farm to ECE in the classroom are endless.  

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About Us

Alabama Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition

The Alabama Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition enriches early learning experiences by fostering the implementation of gardens, food education, and farm education activities. The Coalition also works to provide access to healthy foods by supporting local economies and purchasing locally.

By having equity as a top priority, the Coalition focuses on how their work will affect populations with varying socioeconomic statuses, abilities, and backgrounds.

Coalition members engage different sectors throughout the state to work together to address barriers faced by child care providers in Alabama.

The Farm to ECE Coalition seeks input and guidance from the individuals and groups directly affected by their work.

By utilizing a strengths-based approach, the Coalition keeps the needs and assets of community members a priority when making recommendations and thinking through solutions.

Members of the Coalition will strive to be transparent and communicate clearly about their work with the populations and communities they impact.

Core Values

The Alabama Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition core values are a vital component of the Coalition’s work. By rooting their work in these core values, the Coalition strives to bring equitable education and resources to every table in the child care field.