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Kick off the Summer with Farm to Head Start and Early Care and Education!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: National Training or Event

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Farm to early care and education (ECE) includes the use of local foods in meals and snacks, gardening opportunities, and food, nutrition, and agriculture learning activities to promote health and wellness and enhance the quality of ECE settings. How can a Farm to Head Start/ECE partnership help your program serve fresh, local food? Learn how it works through presentations from national experts and Head Start program examples. Bring your questions to this interactive webinar, brought to you by:

  • USDA, Food and Nutrition Service,
  • Office of Head Start, and
  • National Farm to School Network.


Participants will:

  • See how Farm to ECE supports Head Start/childcare success
  • Learn to use Farm to ECE as a tool for meeting Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework by integrating it into lesson planning and leveraging initiatives to support kindergarten readiness
  • Identify strategies to overcome common hurdles and find helpful resources
  • Explore how Farm to ECE helps children understand where food comes from and helps children connect with family and community culture
  • Be motivated to complete one action to begin, or to further, Farm to ECE in Head Start/child care activities

Please consider these questions in advance. We’ll ask for your answers during the webinar!

  1. What do you hope farm to ECE in Head Start can do for your program?
  2. What do you most want to learn from this webinar?


Primary Audience: Head Start staff, childcare, and CACFP providers, and State agency CACFP and Head Start staff: Please spread the news about this webinar!

If you are unable to attend the LIVE webinar, a recording will be posted on the PartnerWeb and Head Start’s ECLKC website a few weeks after the completion of the LIVE webinar.