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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Nurturing farm to early care and education year round

Explore these recipes, activities, and resources for family-based home-care providers
Everything in Good Season is a farm to early care and education (ECE) guide geared toward home-based childcare settings. It brings together insights from ECE providers to share sourcing tips, recipes highlighting the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and engaging activities grouped by season - winter, spring summer, and fall.

This free resource is specific to the needs of smaller groups of children in a home setting but can also be used as inspiration for groups of any size.

Example: Spring 
  • Steps for starting your garden 
  • Recipe: Gingered carrots 
  • Activity: Bean Plant Dress Up 
Explore and share this resource with your networks! 
For more information, contact:
Meagan K. Shedd,

This resource was co-authored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Funding for this work comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Association for State Public Health Nutritionists. 
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  • "Everything in Good Season" offers family-based childcare providers fun activities, recipes, and resources perfect for doing Farm to Early Care and Education year-round. Get in on the Farm to ECE fun here:

  • Getting kids involved in where their food comes from can have lasting benefits. Activities like dressing up as a bean plant, learning about earthworms, and age-appropriate ways to help make seasonal recipes are some of the fun activities in this resource specifically made for family-based homecare providers: http:// 
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