The Farm to Preschool website is in part designed to function as a clearinghouse of resources from programs around the country and as a means to network with existing and emerging efforts. If you are part of an active farm to preschool-type program, and have materials you would like to share with a larger audience through this website, please contact us.
Three complimentary Farm to Preschool webinars were recorded in 2012. Watch and listen to each one to get an in-depth look into the movement and successful programs. Click here for the Let’s Move! Child Care sponsored webinar, “Farm to Preschool - Digging in to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity” (recorded September 12, 2012). Click here for the Centers for Disease Control and Protection sponsored webinar “Farm to Preschool 101” (recorded October 26, 2012). Click here for the National Farm to School Network sponsored webinar, “Farm to Preschool: Resources and success stories for a growing movement” (recorded November 13, 2012). Stay tuned for more to come.
In 2010, Congress approved a resolution to officially designate October as National Farm to School Month, to celebrate the connections between children and local food. Each day of the month will feature a different theme, and on October 18th, we're celebrating farm to preschool! Farm to preschool includes the full spectrum of child care delivery: preschools, Head Start, center-based, programs in K-12 school districts, and family home care facilities. We hope you'll join us by hosting an event or activity on October 18th to celebrate farm to preschool. Resources are available at www.farmtoschoolmonth.org with other great ideas here.