We are very proud of our garden area here at Get Ready Set Grow. We know our early learners benefit from learning where food comes from and delight in watching the plants grow. Even our youngest children are involved in the process of planting the seeds, weeding the garden, watering the plants, and picking the produce. They are able to eat the fruit of their labors and take extreme pride in what we have grown.
Our meals often involve food picked directly from our garden. The children enjoy picking the plants, washing, them and then helping to prepare the food for lunch or snack. We often have produce left over so that children may take home items and help their parents prepare food for dinner.
Gardening also allows us to do math and science experiments with the children. We weigh and measure vegetables. We graph how our plants are growing.
We bake with the children using our produce to make our treats healthier. They make a delicious zucchini bread.
We made a sunflower maze that the children could walk through and have many different types of flowers.
We even use items from our garden to create art projects.
Get Ready Set Grow Childcare is the proud recipient of a HyVee One Step Community Garden Grant. We appreciate their support as we teach our students about the wonders of gardening and healthy eating.
Congratulations! This is a much deserved award for GRSG. Even the "tiniest tots" learn so much from your programs like the garden. Thanks for taking such great care of our little ones.
-Chad - parent
This is awesome! My kids are way too old for GRSG now, but I am so happy that they had such a great experience and learned such when they were there!
-Melissa former parent
Congratulations Get Ready Set Grow!!! You have always been a childcare center focused on physical, emotional, and academic growth of children! You deserve this award and many more!!
- Courtney - former parent