The MOFGA certified organic Broadturn Farm is an authentic working farm that embodies the heritage of agriculture for children through engagement with a working landscape.
This program is filled with age-appropriate activities that encourage exploration and nurture farm-based learning. Our mornings are spent outside learning about the plant & animal life in the gardens and woods at Broadturn Farm. The program is structured with activities, stories and songs that revolve around the topic of the week, such as ‘Fall on the Farm’, ‘Eggs’, ‘Insects’, or ‘In the Woods’. Children learn as they explore, play, sing, and dig in the dirt at the farm.
This is a drop-off program and children must be potty trained. Adult to child ratio is 2 Adults per 8 Children. Children should bring a well-labeled snack, a filled water bottle, a change of clothes and be dressed appropriately for the often varied and unpredictable Maine weather.
OUR LEAD PRESCHOOL EDUCATOR: DEB JUSTHAM
Deb holds a B.A. from the University of N.H. with dual majors in Elementary Education and Psychology. She has many years of experience working in the field of early childhood and loves to guide experiential activities and exploration with young children, promoting a sense of wonder about the world around us. She has raised goats and geese, grown and preserved her own food, and prefers being active outside exploring nature.
This will be Deb's sixth season teaching our 3-6 year old farmers. Her favorite activity - scavenger hunts in the woods!
Please send a copy of your child's current immunization records to the farm prior to the first day of the program.
Send to: Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.