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The Ford County 4-H Cloverbuds' Program Welcomes You

Ford County Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to offer 4-H Cloverbuds, an educational program designed specially for youth ages 5 and 6.

Children of this age have distinctive learning characteristics and developmental needs that are different from older youth who participate in 4-H. That is why the 4-H Cloverbuds program is designed with specific educational objectives and policies focused to benefit 5- and 6-year-old children.

The 4-H Cloverbuds program is part of the overall Kansas 4-H program, even though it has different policies and activities than the 4-H club program focused 7- to 18-year-olds. 4-H Cloverbuds is about meeting the developmental needs of its participants.

Cloverbuds Q and A

4-H Cloverbuds Goals

  • Self-understanding Skills (initiating independence and self-direction)
  • Social Skills (getting along with others)
  • Decision-making Skills (making positive choices)
  • Learning Skills (learning to learn)
  • Mastering Physical Skills (enjoying constructive creative play)

Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds Principles

  • Fun
  • Activity-focused
  • Noncompetitive
  • Group-centered Learning
  • Leader Directed
  • Positive
  • Success-oriented