Artful Living and Learning is an arts integration program utilizing the arts to creatively teach Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards to preschoolers in and around Stark County. Students also learn Ohio Fine Arts Standards as they are exposed to dance, drama, music, and visual arts.
Our twenty-minute lessons were developed by teaching artists and curriculum professionals throughout the fifteen years of our program's existence. All of our lessons are taught by degreed artists and art educators.
This year our 27 teaching artists are teaching almost 500 individual arts integration classes weekly at 23 public school preschools and affiliated preschool sites. As a result, we are helping approximately 2,350 students improve their academic achievement, creativity, and school readiness.
Our classes run for 25 weeks, from October 3, 2022- April 28, 2023.