The farm to early care and education initiative includes a variety of strategies that encourage the use of local foods in meals and snacks, gardening opportunities, and food-based learning activities that promote children’s health and well-being.
As children explore and observe nature, they become more aware of, and empathetic to, the plants and animals who share the natural world. Try these nature-based mindful activities indoors or outdoors with your tots!
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Back and forth, back and forth—the swings on our school playground are always in use. But did you know that swinging is much more than just fun? There are many benefits that make swinging an important childhood activity.