Second Annual ELC Day at Sykes Farm


ELC Day at Sykes Farm in Elkton


ELKTON, Fla., October 16, 2014- The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) held its second annual ELC days at Sykes Farms in Elkton between the dates of October 6 and 7, 2014, in which eighteen preschools attended for a total of 357 children.

Sykes farms came to the ELC last year looking to partner with them on hosting two special field trip days for their child care providers.

The field trip includes two special literacy corn mazes based on the books “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” and “Jack and the Cornstalk,” a hay ride through the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, an up close and personal look at “Uncle Buck’s” farm animals, play ground with corn box, tube slide, big tractor tires a chance to jump on their huge corn popper (huge jumping pillow) and more.

ELC staff and volunteers were on hand both days providing an extra craft activity. They also gave a copy of the book “Jack and the Cornstalk” or “Spookley” to each child attending. Each childcare provider represented received a bag full of assorted Spookley books as well as other fall-related books.

“I am so impressed with the emphasis on literacy and farm education that Sykes Farms introduces to young children,” Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator said.

For more information about upcoming early literacy events, please contact Joan Whitson at [email protected].