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.
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.
When children get to put their hands in the dirt, it transforms their whole world. At Ms. Sharon Jackson’s Array of Light Childcare in Millbrook, this is happening every day.