Tools for Schools & Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

10 Cents a Meal is now available to sponsors of early childhood centers that are successfully participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This brand new Early Childhood Education (ECE) page includes an informative one-pager on ECE. You can also find the 13 Moons Curriculum featured, which represents the 13 Moons of Anishinaabe Nutrition. These engaging video lessons were developed by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

10 Cents Grant Application Information

Visit our Grant Application Information page where we have organized tips and webinars to help you be as prepared as possible to begin the 10 Cents a Meal grant application process.

Build Your Farm to School Program

Michigan Department of Education, Groundwork Center For Resilient Communities, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development compiled a list of resources to build a thriving fresh foods program, from the cafeteria to the classroom. These resources were compiled to empower the schools awarded with grant funding to be successful in the four objective areas.

Webinars and Training Resources

Within our Webinars page you will find a great Ten Cents training webinar as well as informative farm to school marketing and education webinars for food service directors, educators, and administrators.