University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Childcare and Youth Training
and Technical Assistance Project (CYTTAP)

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Growing Together

Lesson 5: Growing Together
Credit - Yes

This lesson covers topics related to selecting a garden for a child care program and integrating garden activities into the curriculum. Through an interactive process participants will be able to determine what type of garden and what plants might work best for their program. A review of the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines is given and then connects the guidelines to curriculum and activities. A grant opportunity is available by completing the questions in the survey at the end of the training. (Grant applications must be received by April 20th).

We are excited to announce that Growing Together will be available FREE of charge through April 20. After April 20 (which is also the grant application deadline), the training will cost $5.


The following resources helps to expand your knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s learning through gardening activities.

Featured Resource
TLC 1-1 Ask an Expert with Dr. Julia Torquati

About the Expert: Julia Torquati, PhD – Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work focuses on early childhood environmental education; research on children and nature, quality of early care and education, and early childhood teacher preparation.

Nebraska Gardening Resources:

Interactive Publications

Interactive Publications allow you to engage in interactive learning activities while you click and read!