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:

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Lesson 1: All Creatures Need

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Lesson 2: Indoor Sow & Grow

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Lesson 3: Celebrate & Wait

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Lesson 4: Provide and Protect

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Lesson 5: Everyone Loves a Flower

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Lesson 6: Tasting Together

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Lesson 7: Seeds Everywhere

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Lesson 8: Outdoor Sow & Grow

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Lesson 9: Put the Garden to Bed

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Lesson 10: Squiggly Worms

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Lesson 11: Critters in the Compost

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Lesson 12: Planning for Plants

Acknowledgements

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.

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