MSU Tollgate Farm Sprouts Maple Sugaring Program 2020

Preschoolers will discover all we have to offer in the winter season on our 160-acre farm, with the opportunity to participate in the sustainable harvest of the first Michigan agricultural product of the year… maple sugar sap! We will develop scientific thinking skills through an inquiry-based, project approach to learning in order to investigate how sap becomes syrup through experiences such as tapping a tree, evaporating the sap, and tasting MSU Tollgate Farm maple syrup.

View the "Registration Packet" below or visit our website to find out more. You can also read our blog to capture a feel of our program:

Preschoolers need to have gained independence with potty-training to register.

Schedule: Wednesdays / 4 weeks / February 26th - March 18th

Morning Session: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (3 - 4 years)

Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (4 - 5 years)

Program space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible! See our website for details.

Cost: $150 a.m. session / $180 p.m. session (locally and/or organically grown snack included!)

Cancellation Policy: A $50 fee will be charged to cancel your registration through January 12th. After January 29th, there will be no refund.

Please visit our website to learn about the spring season of our Farm Sprouts Preschool Program. 

Financial aid is available. Visit our website to apply.
Farm Sprouts Maple Sugaring Registration

Registration for Farm Sprouts Preschool Program is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 2, 2020.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact MSU Extension Tollgate Early Childhood Programs Office at 248-347-0269, ext. 230 or