Garden Growers: A Lesson for Every Season
This curriculum is part of the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Growing Gardener Program. It is free and available for anyone to use. Please share with early childhood educators that you think would be interested in using it with their young learners. Click on a tile below to open the full curriculum in an online PDF with hyperlinks to read alouds and other materials. For lesson 1, 2, and 3, there are supplemental materials that you can use with the lesson:
Lesson 1: All Creatures Need
Lesson 2: Indoor Sow & Grow
Lesson 3: Celebrate & Wait
Lesson 4: Provide and Protect
Lesson 5: Everyone Loves a Flower
Lesson 6: Tasting Together
Lesson 7: Seeds Everywhere
Lesson 8: Outdoor Sow & Grow
Lesson 9: Put the Garden to Bed
Lesson 10: Squiggly Worms
Lesson 11: Critters in the Compost
Lesson 12: Planning for Plants
Lesson 13: Planting a Butterfly Garden
We would like to acknowledge a few of the people who made these lessons engaging, colorful, and welcoming for our young learners.
Lessons by Wendy Negron and Heather Duncan.
Edited by Melissa Velez.
Layout and design by Sandy Lang.
Illustrations by Amy Huntington.
The Growing Gardeners Program and the Garden Growers Curriculum is made possible by a grant from the Albrecht Poss Family Foundation.