Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood Workshop

child in garden
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 8:45AM– 2:45PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Fee: $10 (includes snacks, lunch, and materials)

Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) is an opportunity for Family Child Care, Head Start, Center-Based and Public Pre-K educators to explore and expand their personal and professional knowledge and experience related to Farm to Early Childhood programming while building and strengthening community connections. Participants will immerse themselves in hands-on child centered learning experiences like pickling, taste testing, and wool felting along with practical discussions for community networking with local farmers and food system experts to build their knowledge of and teaching practices in FTEC programming. Learn how FTEC concepts help meet multiple standards across licensing, CACFP, VELS, and STARS by promoting children’s learning in social emotional well-being, healthy eating habits, family engagement, and community building.

Training counts for both BFIS hours and CACFP training hours. Download the workshop flyer to help spread the word — thank you!

This FTEC opportunity was designed for the Rozo McLaughlin Farm to School Program and is generously supported by Vermont FEED and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets.

Registration Details: 

Please register by November 13. Please contact Farm to Early Childhood Education Partnership Coordinator Cynthia Greene at [email protected] with any questions. 


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