2020 NC Farm to ECE Collaborative Application:

Please read this document first: FRAMEWORK 2020 Farm to ECE Collaborative

Application Instructions: Please read and complete all 3 sections of these instructions

Section 3 of the Application only in Word format: Collaborative Application

Template of Letters of Agreement between CEFS & Lead Agency and between Lead Agency & Child Care Site.

Watch this Farm to ECE Informational Webinar to learn more about the initiative and the application process.

Note: These LOAs do not need to be completed now, but will need to be completed by Jan. 10, 2020 for all teams selected for the Collaborative.

Join the 2020 NC Farm to ECE Collaborative!

Would you like to increase access to healthy, local food for children and families? How about creating a culture of health and wellness that extends beyond children to families, child care staff, and the wider community?

If so, please consider applying for the 2020 Farm to ECE Collaborative!  This community of practice networks centers and Technical Assistance Providers across the state, and by attending the Collaborative’s workshops and training opportunities, you will identify and use Farm to ECE resources and local community partners. Interested TA Providers can apply to join the network by forming a local community team, recruiting 1-3 interested child care centers. This opportunity is designed to connect children, child care staff, and families to fresh, healthy, local food in the classroom, in the garden, and at meal and snack time.

The 2020 Collaborative will offer Technical Assistance agencies compensation for time dedicated to this initiative – time spent organizing their teams, participating and conducting trainings, and communicating with our project teams. Each child care site will receive mini-grants towards their Farm to ECE activities, and all participants will receive travel stipends. Click here for a video with more information on the 2017 Collaborative.

Applications will be due Friday, December 6, 2019.

For more information, contact Caroline Stover, cmstover@ncsu.edu.