The Orfalea Foundation’s Santa Barbara County Outdoor Classroom Project was showcased at a national convening last week for educators from around the globe. The session, entitled “Transforming Our Approach to ECE at the Regional Level: The… Read more
By Carol Capito Bright and early on an August Saturday morning in Santa Maria, a group of 55 early childhood educators began a full day of training covering healthy food practices in preschools and early education centers. … Read more
Here is a great article from the Washington Post that echoes much of what we have found with our Preschool Food & Healthy Habits Initiative: Starting Healthful Habits When Kids are Young And, forgive the… Read more
By Theresa Embry How do you get children to eat more fruits and vegetables? Allow them to participate in the process of choosing, preparing and serving healthy food!
Currently, the Orfalea Foundation Early Childhood Education (ECE) team is focused on five measures of whole child quality at local centers: Food Quality, Physical Activity, Hydration, Gardens, and Recycling. While the first three are obviously… Read more
Worms! Children and parents play joyfully with these wriggling garden partners. Parents and children visiting the Orfalea Foundation’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) exhibit at Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival got a closer look at some… Read more