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Healthy Readers and Eaters

CitySeed, in collaboration with the Connecticut Children's Museum, launched in May 2007 an innovative curriculum to grow healthy readers and eaters! This three-part pre-school curriculum reached over 450 children throughout New Haven from May - October — and is poised to reach over 700 more in 2008 and 2009 — through 20 School Readiness Council pre-school classrooms and a number of licensed family childcare homes! The curriculum is designed to combine literacy, music, art, and hands-on activities for pre-schoolers to take home and share with parents and is complemented by the "Saturday at 2" program at the CT Children's Museum. Participating children take a farmers' market field trip and receive copies of three farmers' market foods-focused books, a $5 gift certificate to the markets, and a Museum Family Pass.