\Discovery Station is pleased to open the Little Sprouts Grocery Store. The exhibit focuses on two objectives: 1) to highlight the importance of good nutrition to a child’s physical and cognitive development, and 2) to develop early math skills and introduce concepts of financial literacy. A two-generational approach will encourage family engagement and provide additional resources for families and childcare providers.
The exhibit includes life-like examples of a variety of produce, dairy, wheat and frozen food products, as well as two check-out lanes complete with cash registers, and a farm-to table section highlighting regional products. The exhibit also includes the Discover Savings banking area with materials to encourage children to develop early financial literacy and budgeting skills.
As children enjoy using the exhibit and using their imaginations to develop the level of play, parents and caregivers can take advantage of the bilingual informational panels in each area to identify what skills are being built and how to extend learning at home.
The updated exhibit is the result of a collaborative effort of community partners including the Washington County Birth through Five program, Washington County Public Schools, the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, OnTrack Washington County and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.
Discovery Station would like to thank the following for their generous support of the exhibit: Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The John R. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation, The Waltersdorf Family Donor Advised Fund, The Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust, Aldi’s Smart Kids Foundation, Hagerstown Rotary Club, Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MIHI), Washington County Early Childhood Advisory Council, and Nitzalis Rivera, Spanish 4 All.