Contact Us

Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199

Amy Miller
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

Cloverbud Projects and Policies

What is the 4-H Cloverbud Program?

The 4-H Cloverbud Program helps build confident kids. Specially designed for youngsters ages 5-7, the 4-H Cloverbud program gets kids excited about learning.

The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hand-on learning activities to help kids explore art, plants and animals, science, and the environment. Youngsters also engage in group activities that promote personal development, healthy life-styles, and a sense of citizenship.

As a 4-H Cloverbud member, your child will attend fun-filled meetings that include a learning activity, recreation period, and snack time. A trained 4-H Cloverbud volunteer leads the meetings with help from parents.

The 4-H Cloverbud program works best when parents are involved. As a parent, you'll want to actively support the efforts of the Cloverbud group. Helping with special events, refreshments, and transportation are just some of the ways you can get involved.

Why should youth participate in Cloverbuds?

Schools do a good job of teaching children the basic academics. But, today's kids need more. In order to succeed, they needs skills like decision-making, learning how to learn, communication and getting along with others.

4-H Cloverbuds can help youngsters develop these critical life skills.

In 4-H Cloverbuds your child will:

· Develop self understanding and confidence in a relaxed setting.

· Achieve success in learning and feel a positive sense of accomplishment

· Learn how to get along with others and communicate in positive ways.

· Make new friends.

· Learn how to share, work together, compromise, and resolve conflict.

The 4-H Cloverbuds curricula is based on sound child development principles and factual subject matter information. As part of University of Illinois Extension, the 4-H Cloverbud program provides fun, non-competitive learning experiences in a relaxed environment.

With the help of qualified volunteer leaders, youngsters use their natural curiosity and imagination to learn new things. Then they learn how to process and use their new information. Through 4-H Cloverbud activities, youngsters not only understand what they learn, but how they can apply it to their everyday lives.

What every parent should know about 4-H

We all want our kids to grow into good, confident, responsible adults. After all, our kids are the future. But, how do we make it happen? How do we build the self esteem that is so vital to success in life?

The Illinois 4-H program has a long history of helping young people grow into well-adjusted, productive adults. Through a hands-on approach to learning, 4-H members learn how to make healthy, positive decisions. They discover effective ways to learn new things. And, they gain skills in communicating and getting along with others. For more than 100 years, 4-H has been helping young people develop skills, and positive attitudes about learning.

4-H Cloverbuds is available to youngsters ages 5-7. The 4-H Cloverbud program is specially designed for the needs of this age group.

4-H Cloverbuds can help youngsters gain skills that can be used in school and throughout life. Don't miss this chance to do something great for your child… check out the 4-H Cloverbud program!