farmtopreschool.org | a comprehensive site on all things related to preschool learning gardens.
www.growing-minds.org | Growing Minds, a program of ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project), has lots of ideas and lesson plans for the preschool audience. They provide trainings to Head Start and preschool teachers - how to integrate school gardens, taste tests, farm field trips/farmer visits into the curriculum.
Growing Farm-to-Preschool | A four page "how-to" guide focused on creating a statewide farm-to-preschool program. Created by Ecotrust (2014), a Portland based.
Georgia Organics: Farm to Preschool
Portland State University just released a new curriculum that is very comprehensive and you should definitely check it out: www.harvestforhealthykids.org
Engaging Children in STEM education early!
A comprehensive yet brief article explaining the importance of engaging children early with science, technology, engineering, and math.
Natural Start Alliance
The Natural Start Alliance is a coalition of educators, parents, organizations, and others who want to help young children connect with nature and care for the environment. Natural Start is a project of the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Tips for volunteers in a Pre-K learning garden
Teaching 4-year olds to feel better | NPR Ed
Tips for teaching 3-4
Always state the rules of the game clearly. Preschoolers are very hyperactive and can easily wander about, so keep them in check consistently. State the rules and make the norms clear as often as possible throughout the day, especially during teaching sessions.
Catch them doing the right things. As with toddlers, preschoolers need affirmation. Always make specific comments that show that you appreciate their virtuous acts.
Some Basic Tips for Gardeners Working with Kids
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