The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s Early Childhood class recently took a field trip to City Green in Clifton. City Green is one of our New Jersey Healthy Communities Network partners. City Green’s School Grounds Farm to Preschool program provides outdoor garden classrooms, teacher training, and on-going support for Preschools, enhanced by food access opportunities and family engagement. The program is designed to ensure student interaction with the natural world, an understanding of where food comes from, and the taste and health benefits of freshly picked veggies. Through our collaborative partnership, our Early Childhood teachers have gained resources, knowledge, enthusiasm and a curriculum to use the outdoor classroom to foster a farm to school culture that values and celebrates garden education as an integral part of developing the whole child.
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The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 70 years, we have provided targeted programs that help youth achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.