A Joyful Noise Family Child Care

While our program has maintained our original Nature Explore space we have also enjoyed the addition of a large garden area for the children and their families.

The children start the plants from seeds in our home during the early part of the year. They then help plant and care for their raised bed garden throughout the year. An area has also been added for various fruit bushes and plants behind the beds. The children happily harvest for our daycare table as well as for home use. This has been an amazing and educational addition to our outdoor environment.

Along with the garden, we have added a two-part compost bin to educate the children in compost management. The next planned addition will be a recycling center. Along with the initial lessons on enjoying the outdoor environment, we have also worked hard to teach the children to properly care for it as well.