Creativity Connects

Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Convene key stakeholders in the arts, education, business, social services, and philanthropy
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations about the effectiveness of early childhood arts integration
  • Foster the creation of actionable plans to incorporate the arts into early childhood classrooms

We will be hosting a free symposium in each of the following cities, focusing on a different topic relevant to early childhood education and the arts:

SEATTLE, WA – November 29, 2017 at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
STEM: Research shows that integrating the arts is a powerful tool for teaching STEM skills in early childhood. Join us to explore how the performing arts support deeper, more meaningful STEM learning for children.

Family Engagement: Children first learn in their families. Join us to explore how parents and caregivers can utilize the performing arts to enhance their child’s learning.

MILWAUKEE, WI – March 14, 2018 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. 
Topic: Social & Emotional Development 
Registration opens January 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC – May 8, 2018 at the Gibbs Museum of Art. 
Topic and registration details to come.

DENVER, CO – Coming Summer 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA – Coming Fall 2018

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