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Quiver Farms Project

July 15, 2010

This June, Community Women’s Education Project, through funding provided by The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, participated in a project hosted by Quiver Farms. 

On June 15, 2010, Quiver Farms visited CWEP’s Kids Early Learning Child Center and allowed us to participate in the Chick Hatching Project. On the first day, a “farmer” from Quiver Farms came and did a set-up demonstration for the children. CWEP’s Kids learned all about the hatching process, how to be safe around the eggs and chicks, how to feed and hydrate the chicks, and handling procedures for the baby chicks. Quiver Farms left CWEP’s Kids with 12 fertilized eggs and an incubator for the hatching process. They then gave CWEP a container to put the chicks in after they hatched, food, a watering module, and bedding.

The Child Care Center spent the next two weeks focusing at least 25% of their curriculum on lessons about the chicks. Such lessons included:

  • Naming the chickens
  • Painting pictures of chickens
  • Telling stories about chickens
  • Making invitations for “Chick Farewell Party”

Then, on Monday the 21st, the eggs began to hatch. CWEP’s Kids were thrilled to have the opportunity to interact with the baby chickens. By the end of the two weeks, all of CWEP’s Kids had an accurate understanding of the chicken hatching process, from egg to baby, and were given the opportunity to observe the molting process as the chicks grew feathers.We look forward to out next project, The Please Touch Museum’s Portable Play Program coming July 28th

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