Tri-Valley offers interactive “Farm to Early Care” curriculum

Submitted by Tri-Valley
Crookston Times

Farm to Early Care has been an exciting opportunity for the children to explore healthy foods they may not otherwise be exposed to.

Tri-Valley’s interactive Farm to Early Care Curriculum was created by Jami Rokala and Deb Cooper when they realized there was a need for early care curriculum that coincided with Minnesota’s growing season and met Head Start Performance Standards.

This curriculum uses nutrition experiences in such a way that all other developmental  areas  are  expanded  upon. Tri-Valley’s  Head  Start  and  Early  Head  Start  centers support  locally  grown  food  as  they  learn  about agriculture  and  healthy  eating  in  the  classroom.

Tri-Valley receives local beef from Heritage Angus Farms and local produce from suppliers like Lenore Anderson’s farm out of Crookston.

Tri-Valley employees show off the curriculum
Tri-Valley at the Lenore Anderson farm