Partner Up Grant Program
Detailed information, including costs and eligibility, can be found on DCF’s Partner Up! webpage.. Application closes: April 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. CST Priority consideration will be given for submissions received by March 14, 2022Go to the Partner Up! website
Farm to ECE
Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) is a natural extension of Farm to School that offers increased access to healthy, local foods, gardening experiences, family engagement opportunities and food-based activities to enhance the quality of the educational experience in all types of ECE settings.
The Parenting Place provides funding, educational opportunities and technical support to programs who are chosen to participate in this program funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Implementing Farm to ECE principles can result in children making healthier food choices throughout their lifetimes because children are developing taste preferences and eating habits during these early years. By expanding healthy food access for children, connections with families and market opportunities for local farmers, Farm to ECE is a win for kids, families, farmers and communities!