The Early Childhood Gardening Curriculum for Teachers program will be held Sept. 10 in San Angelo. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is designed for early childhood teachers and professionals.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tom Green County 4-H Building, 3168 U.S. Highway 67.
The cost is $10, and registration is required by Sept. 7 at https://tx.ag/EarlyChildhoodGardening.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the schools to get a garden or container garden started with the help of our AgriLife Extension agents in Tom Green County,” said Courtney Redman, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, San Angelo.
Lisa Whittlesey, AgriLife Extension program specialist and international coordinator for the Junior Master Gardener program, Bryan-College Station, will be teaching the curriculum program that childcare professionals can then in turn implement in their programs.
Two Early Childhood Education continuing development hours are available to educators.
Early Childhood Gardening Program opportunities
Educators from a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, approved school who sign an “intent to teach” the gardening program for the 2022-2023 school year will receive the following for their facility:
- Curriculum set worth $350.
- Program supplies.
- Program assistance from AgriLife Extension agents of Tom Green County.
Non-SNAP educators will also have access to the resources, but only SNAP-approved programs may receive the supplies at no cost.