The Farm to Preschool e-newsletter will be now be folded into National Farm to School Network’s (NFSN) monthly e-newsletter, which is sent to more than 13,000 farm to school advocates, supporters and partners across the country. In addition to its regular story features, resource highlights and policy updates, the NFSN monthly e-newsletter will bring farm to preschool perspectives and priorities to a larger audience and align our work at the core of the farm to school movement.
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The Farm to Preschool Subcommittee of the National Farm to School Network was created in 2011 to establish a cohesive network of farm to preschool-type programs and stakeholder agencies and organizations across the nation. Many of this website’s resources are provided by our Subcommittee members who also oversee resource content submitted by other programs and organizations.
Farm to preschool-type programs are active throughout the country, many of which do not identify themselves as “Farm to Preschool” and others that are not located at a traditional preschool, but are in family home care and other settings. See What is Farm to Preschool and Program Models for more details.
The Farm to Preschool program at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College (Los Angeles, California) administrates the Farm to Preschool website through funding provided by The Kresge Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. UEPI’s Farm to Preschool program began as a pilot program in 2009 in a handful of preschools in underserved communities in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Today, more than 40 schools in Southern California and Hawaii are using UEPI’s model program. See the Program Models page for details on our program.