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Elementary School Milk Program

Introduced in 1986, the Elementary School Milk Program (ESMP) is committed to providing elementary students with milk on a daily basis so they can stay healthy, alert and ready to learn. Since its inception, millions of children have benefited from this program with the help of thousands of volunteers and people in the dairy industry.

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Digital Learning Solutions

This free, digital learning platform is connected to the provincial curriculum, and offers educational activities and resources for a variety of grade levels. Register online in just a few simple steps! Available in English only.

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Dairy Education

The dairy industry serves as an interesting and unique learning vehicle for students to expand their knowledge of the world around them while developing skills that will help them become well-informed decision-makers and lifelong learners.

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Explore Dairycraft

Dairycraft provides free, Ontario curriculum-ready lesson plans built into the engaging game-based Minecraft: Education Edition learning platform.

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Yes, the program is free to all schools in Ontario.

The Dairy Education Program is an agriculture focused education program sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Dairy educators are invited into classrooms from K to Grade 12 by Ontario teachers to supplement their education plans. Educators are available through virtual meetings or as live guests in classrooms. They educate students in the areas of dairy farming, dairy goodness, careers in the dairy industry, processing of milk products, and technology on the farm by rooting their lessons in the Ontario Curriculum.

The program is delivered from kindergarten to Grade 12.

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