Early Care settings are unique in the importance of family engagement across so many domains. Meals and food are so important in our lives, both at home and in care settings. Many of the curriculum listed on our nutrition education page include handouts or ideas for involving families.
Are you a parent and looking for at-home ideas? Check out the bottom of the page for a few links - the curriculum and other resources on other pages can all be used at home as well!
So many opportunities to engage families in this work. Try:
And so many more!
For more resources on family engagement:
Are you a parent? Looking to incorporate farm to early care concepts at home? Check out some of these options:
Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Sustainability through Nature, Food and Community
274 page pdf, containing a lot of activities for child cares that can also be used at home.
Growing Minds Day by Day
Big Green at Home
Renewing the Countryside's Farm to Early Care Blog