Farm to Preschool: Local Food and Learning in Early Child Care and Education Settings

Last Published: 12/20/2017

This fact sheet, Farm to Preschool: Local Food and Learning in Early Child Care and Education Settings, discusses how Farm to School isn’t just for K-12 institutions; an increasing number of early child care and education providers are engaging in farm to preschool activities. The term “farm to preschool” encompasses efforts to serve local or regionally produced foods in early child care and education settings; provide hands-on learning activities such as gardening, farm visits, and culinary activities; and integrate food-related education into the curriculum.