For the Classroom
Gardening in ECE Settings
Looking to start a fruit or vegetable garden at your center/home? Check out the Alabama Seasonal Produce Guide for guidance on the peak seasons for your favorite fruits and vegetables!
Local Food Purchasing
Acknowledgement: The Alabama Farm to ECE Coalition attributes the resources listed from the following organizations: Alabama Farm to School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USDA, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Go NAPSACC) is a trusted online tool that helps early care and education (ECE) programs support children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Go NAPSACC can help ECE programs improve their menus, add more play into their daily schedules, and educate families about healthy eating and active play.
Participating Alabama ECE programs can receive:
– Access to Go NAPSACC’s easy-to-use online tools and an online library of helpful videos, activities, and parent handouts.
– One-on-one coaching and technical assistance from a Go NAPSACC Consultant.
– Resources to help reach your goals.
– Assessments of current practices to make improvements, including ideas for Farm to ECE and outdoor play & learning.