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

UPCOMING SYMPOSIA 

Wolf Trap and ICS will host symposia in each of the following cities, focusing on a different topic relevant to early childhood education and the arts:

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 18, 2018 AT DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Topic: Inclusive Learning Through the Arts

FEATURING: 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Janice Gruendel, Fellow, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University
Dr. Janice Gruendel is a fellow at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, where she supports the development of the MOMS Partnership, a New Haven and Yale-hosted initiative for low-income mothers with young children. Dr. Gruendel is also a fellow at the Institute for Child Success, where she focuses her work on influencing policy on service delivery for adult caregivers and young children. 

 
LOS ANGELES, CA – Coming Fall 2018

PAST DATES

SEATTLE, WA – November 29, 2017 at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 
Topic: STEM and Family Engagement

MILWAUKEE, WI – March 13, 2018 at the Milwaukee Art Museum 
Topic: Social & Emotional Development

CHARLESTON, SC – May 7, 2018 at the Gibbes Museum of Art
Topic: STEM 

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