Where to Begin Every child care center has the capability to integrate gardening activities into a kid’s daily experience. Some schools may decide a variety of easy indoor growing projects, others may choose to simply revamp the playground landscaping by planting some new plants, and for others it will be possible to create a full scale kids’ garden.
Even enthusiastic gardeners will gain from reading books about gardening before buying the first seed or drawing up a garden plan. These amazing texts make reentering the mind of an early days gardening experience doable, and can help teachers create gardening environments for young kids that are filled with assurance, discovery, wonder, and surprise.
Organizing the Research
While reading about starting a classroom garden, create lists of projects that seem attractive and the plants required, the crops kids would most like eating, easily grown flowers with strong stems for flower arranging, plants with safe to eat flowers, dwarf fruit trees, plants for an herb garden, of internal growing projects, and of winter gardening activities.
Prioritize by Climate
The lists of motivating potentials will be wide. Prioritize by moving the most exhilarating ideas to the top of each list and by determining which plants will grow in your climate.
Prioritize by Season By Early Childhood Education
Now, prioritize the lists by season. Note down when each plant will blossom or fruit and when it needs to be planted. Some plants will bloom almost constantly from spring to fall, and some will bloom just once, so prefer some of each. Constant bloomers will give the kids a great feeling of achievement while plants that give their all in one short burst will confuse their senses. Also, recognize which of the plants are perennials and which ones will need to be replanted each year. Kids enjoy seeing perpetual plants appearing from dormancy each spring, but they also enjoy sowing the seeds of annuals each year. Try to select plants that don’t have to be planted all together. If everything has to be planted at once it may become the work of the teachers not the kids! For year-round curiosity, choose some plants that blossom or fruit in each of the seasons, particularly fall. Thrilling gardening projects are a great way to get a new school year started.
Choosing a Garden Site
After you have collected a list of plants, organized by season, which will grow in your climate, note down next to each plant its need for light or shade. Most vegetables require full sun, but there are exclusions. Assess the possible garden location in terms of light and shade. Taking the supplies for shade and light into account, locate the garden or gardening activities as close to the classroom and play area as probable. Gardens or gardening activities that are far away from where the kids frequently spend their time will be less incorporated into the overall program. If it isn’t possible to create a garden nearby to the classroom, use parts of the playground.
Gardening Collectively by Montessori course
Instead of designating individual plots or plants for each kid to maintain, make the garden a mutual project. Whenever feasible purchase to a kid the sized tools. Select strong tools scaled down for kids’ hands rather than toys. Also, provide multiples of the most essential tools, like watering cans and shovels.
When the spirit of teamwork reins in a kids’ garden, watering and weeding never become chores. The kids who enjoy watering will water, and the kids who enjoy planting will plant. The kids will feel drawn to do again the gardening activities they like most. Each kid will make an exceptional involvement, and the work of the garden will be accomplished happily.

Author's Bio: 

Lizzie Milan holds Master’s in Psychology Degree. She was working as supervisor in teachers training institute.
Currently, she is working as course co-ordinator for diploma in early childhood education (ecce) & nursery teacher training (ntt) courses since last 20 years.