Gardening with Children - Child Care Provider Training

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 for Iowa Health and Human Services (IHHS) Child Care Professional Development Credit and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)