Farm to Child Care: Accepting Applications from Centers in Wake
Wake County SmartStart is now accepting applications for Farm to Child Care from 4- and 5-star child care facilities (centers and family child care homes) in Wake County. The deadline to apply is Dec. 10, 2014.
Over the next three years, this work will directly engage 75 child care programs, with approximately 25 facilities each year. Directors, cooks and staff will receive training, onsite TA and a cost-share reimbursement. Applications due in December are for the first year of this effort.
Farm to Child Care will enable directors to choose from a variety of options to purchase North Carolina grown healthy fruits and vegetables for children in their care, and receive support in how to plan seasonal menus and cook seasonal produce, as well as how to integrate this into activities in the classroom.
Child care directors will be notified by Jan. 2, 2015, and services will begin in mid-January and be available for up to one year. Additional information is provided in this Farm to Child Care FAQ. Contact Lynn Policastro at Wake County SmartStart, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-851-9550, with any questions.