Can digging in the dirt be good for children? Yes, when it encourages children to taste new vegetables that they’ve helped to grow. Gardening with children promotes a healthy lifestyle, early learning experiences, social development, and environmental stewardship. You’ll engage in experiential-learning gardening activities through crafts, literacy, container gardening, and taste testing.
Intended audience: Child care providers
Format: One 2-hour class
Certification: Approved by Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) for Child Care Professional Development Credit and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)