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
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:
Topic: Supporting Early Literacy and Language Development Through the Arts
Keynote Speaker: Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes - Child Youth and Family Services Division Director, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.
Topic: STEM and Family Engagement
Topic: Social & Emotional Development
Topic: Inclusive Learning Through the Arts