Stories in Motion

This summer, I have partnered with the Elkader Public Library to do a program called Stories in Motion.  This program offers kids the opportunity to engage in a literacy program and physical activity.  Every Wednesday morning in June, we take a book and take a walk down to Elkader’s Founder’s Park from the library.  We read books along the way about health, wellness, and the natural world.  I have also been introducing literacy into the school garden, by offering Story-time in the Central Community School Garden on Wednesday evenings in June. Continue reading

My Experience with Farm to Early Childhood

I can’t believe my second and final service term is winding down. I have been partnering with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) for about seven years now in both my personal and professional life. I have especially been able to enhance my experience and relationship with FFI through my experience as an Early Childhood FoodCorps service member. I have gained countless life-long relationships and have learned valuable lessons and skills. I had the really unique opportunity to be the first Early Childhood specific service member and it has been an extremely rewarding and beneficial experience. Continue reading