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:
Topic: 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.
Regina Schofield, Director, Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach, Battelle
The Honorable Regina B. Schofield leads Battelle’s east coast STEM education initiatives. Battelle’s State-based STEM networks connect the best STEM schools, educators and teachers to each other, so they can share best practices and maximize their nationwide impact.
Local Interactive Panel
Moderator: Lauren Sausser, Reporter, The Post and Courier
Panelist: Robin Berlinsky, Director, Engaging Creative Minds
Panelist: Kimberly Foxworth, Director of Early Learning, Charleston County School District
Panelist: Anita Singleton-Prather (Aunt Pearlie Sue), Gullah Education Consultant
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.
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.
Topic: Social & Emotional Development