Establishing and maintaining a garden in the child care setting provides a wonderful opportunity for hands-on learning. Gardening encourages development of fine and gross motor skills and provides learning opportunities for math, science, language, and literacy skills. When child care centers establish a garden, they are capturing the children’s interest, giving them a sense of pride in their accomplishments, and introducing the children to healthy foods. By planting seeds, nurturing the plants, and harvesting the produce, children can learn that with hard work and determination the benefits of a garden can be great.


How Children Can Help in the Garden

Kids Garden Handout

Download the Kids Garden Handout

SC Garden Toolkit

Garden Toolkit

Download the SC Garden Toolkit