Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Garden Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Gardening engages young children by providing a dynamic environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn. An adventure for all ages, the garden provides opportunities for young children to build strong connections with caring adults and their communities in many settings including child care centers, early childhood classrooms and at home.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, National Head Start Association and KidsGardening have joined together for the Gro More Good National Head Start Garden Program Initiative to inspire and support the growth of garden programs in early childhood education settings, especially for one million at-risk Head Start children and families across the country.  Our mission is to bring the powerful, life-enhancing benefits of gardens to ECE centers to help the combat some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s youngest generation by improving access to healthy food and increasing time spent outdoors connected to nature.

Gardening with Kids Basics, A seasonal Gardening Toolkit for ECE Educators. There is a picture of a sunflower in a pot. The KidsGardening, NHSA, and Scotts Miracle-Gro logos are at the bottom.

Download our Gardening with Kids Basics Seasonal Gardening Toolkit for ECE educators to help you get started gardening with the young children in your life.

Sarah Pounders