Gardening Grants for Child Care Programs

Posted: September 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

National Gardening Association: Youth Garden Grants
The National Gardening Association (NGA), awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations throughout the U.S. with child-centered garden programs. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Twenty programs will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store. Each program will also receive a tool package from Ames, plant starts from Bonnie Plants, and a seed donation from High Mowing Seeds. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States. The application deadline is December 6, 2013. Application guidelines and forms are available on the NGA website.  Click here for more information.


Celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating to 4-C.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »


March 20th is the first day of spring.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News, Pat's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

This is a perfect time to start growing seeds in your home or classroom. Save jars  so that children can see the changes as they occur. Some seeds begin to root without soil, while others require some soil. Each child can assume responsibility for their own jar by watering. Later in the Spring after the last frost, you can help them replant outside, after together you pick a spot for a garden, prepare it for planting. Think of the pride they will feel for create a fruit, vegetable, or flower from the start. 

Pat


Baby Talk:a lecture series for parents and caregivers

Posted: September 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

The Louisville Science Center is offering a series of free events called Baby Talk that will run from September through December. These discussions are for parents, grandparents and caregivers on the growth and development of young children. Topics range from nutrition and tips on how to make your own baby food to the importance of mental and physical exercise to “Baby Boot Camp.” Click the link for  More Information …


Recipes for Healthy Kids

Posted: November 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Recipes for Healthy Kids logo

On September 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition along with First Lady Michelle Obama. Through this exciting effort, USDA will challenge teams of school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and community members to develop creative, nutritious, tasty and kid-approved recipes that schools can easily incorporate into National School Lunch menus. We need your help in spreading the word about this opportunity for schools, chefs and community members to support this aspect of the Ls Move! campaign to end childhood obesity.
 
The competition draws on the talents of chefs, students, parents, and school nutrition professionals to develop tasty, nutritious, kid-approved foods. Chefs will provide culinary expertise, school nutrition professionals will share insight as to what can be accomplished in a school setting, and kids and parents will make sure that students will choose these nutritious items in school and beyond. Winning recipes will increase students intake of whole grains, dark green and orange vegetables, and dry beans and peas.  Winners will receive cash prizes, national recognition, and a chance  to prepare their recipes alongside White House chefs at a national cook-off. Teams can form today and the competition is open through December 30, 2010.  Full information is available on the website www.RecipesForKidsChallenge.com.



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