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Location: Rutland

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 6

Cost: $ 10

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Jed Norris
(802) 985-0309

Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood Workshop Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Shelburne Farms
Instructor: Jed Norris, Cynthia Greene, Abbie Nelson

Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) is an opportunity for Family Child Care, Head Start, Center-Based and Public Pre-K educators to explore and expand their personal and professional knowledge and experience related to Farm to Early Childhood programming while building and strengthening community connections. Participants will immerse themselves in hands-on child centered learning experiences like pickling, taste testing, and wool felting along with practical discussions for community networking with local farmers and food system experts to build their knowledge of and teaching practices in FTEC programming. Learn how FTEC concepts help meet multiple standards across licensing, CACFP, VELS, and STARS by promoting children’s learning in social emotional well-being, healthy eating habits, family engagement, and community building.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
May 18, 2019
8:45 am - 2:45 pm
Additional Information

Lunch included. Please be prepared to go outside. Training counts for both BFIS hours and CACFP training hours. Download the workshop flyer to help spread the word — thank you! This FTEC opportunity was designed for the Rozo McLaughlin Farm to School Program and is generously supported by Vermont FEED and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets. Location: Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701