Farms are so much more than crops and animals or fields and tractors. Farms serve as a primary source of food for everyone. Farms provide various types of foods, and typically, there is something available for everyone’s taste and pleasure. Introducing young children to farms and nutrition education at an early age is extremely beneficial.
Collaborations between farmers and child care facilities are rapidly developing across the country in order to assist young children with establishing healthy eating habits. Farm to Child Care programs involve a variety of team members, including preschool staff, farmers, families, children, teachers, community members, and food service employees. Little Angel’s has become a partner with 2 other home daycares. The purpose of this collaboration is to help each other develop and cultivate fruit and vegetable gardens. It is hoped that this collaboration will spin off, and involve other home daycares.