CBEC is excited to announce our Little Sprouts program!

This program fosters healthy eating habits in young children as they plant, harvest, play, and learn in CBEC’s food garden.

  • Garden visits and chores
  • Games, stories, and songs
  • Learning activities

Every session, there will be garden visits and chores, exploration, games, stories, songs, learning activities, and free play. Participants are ages 2 through 5 and accompanied by an adult.

$12/session/child for CBEC members
$15/session/child for non-members

Now on the first and second TUESDAYS of each month from March to November, 10:00 to 11:15 am:

  • March 5: Just What the Garden Needs to Grow: weather, wind, water, and sun.
  • April 9: Life in the Soil: worms and soil nutrients. SOLD OUT!
  • May 7: From Seeds to Plants: planting, the parts of a plant, seeds.
  • June 4: The Little Creatures that Help the Garden: beneficial bugs, pollination, and weeding.
  • July 2 and 9: Pick, Pull, and Snap the Harvest: first harvest; the 3 Sisters garden.
  • August 6 and 13: Using Our Senses for Healthy Eating: see, smell, touch, hear and taste what the garden has to offer; harvest.
  • September 3 and 10: Time to Grow Again: clean up and replanting for cool weather crops; harvest.
  • October 1 and 8: Pumpkins and Gourds and Squash, Oh My! The colors and flavors of autumn; harvest.
  • November 5 and 12: Trees Are Food, Too: leaves, trees, winter rest; harvest.

Sample Little Sprouts activities and learning objectives:

  • Math: counting, comparison, measuring, weighing, sequencing, charting, addition, shapes
  • Language Arts: letters, vocabulary, simple words, storytelling, tracing writing, matching
  • Art: color, art appreciation, painting, tracing, construction, collage, crafts, song, poetry
  • Science: healthy eating, plant parts, weather, nutrition, food preparation.