Farm to early care and education is an incredibly promising community-based solution that nurtures young children’s cognitive, physical and social-emotional development, improves community nutrition and builds local, sustainable food systems.
Since 2015, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has invested more than $18 million to support state partners in Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and has funded technical assistance through the National Farm to School Network and Policy Equity Group to build a vibrant network of farm to early care and education programs. Our focus was on developing capacity within each state and creating tools and resources for sharing farm to early care and education models across the country.
Today we have launched a set of those resources to bolster and broaden farm to early care and education initiatives.