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Learning through the Arts: Music, Art, Dance & Drama
Introduce your child to learning through a special arts-integrated curriculum! Arts-based learning emphasizes creativity, imagination, exploration, and active participation. The arts add depth to fundamental concepts, reinforcing comprehension and memory. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by start of semester.
Pick your days: Monday – Thursday (1, 2, 3, or 4 days/week)
Half-day sessions: 9:00am – noon
9 month program: September 12, 2016 – May 11, 2017
– The calendar: days of the week & months of the year
– Seasons: science & weather
– Colors & shapes
– Numbers, patterns, & sequence
– The alphabet: letter of the week, pre-writing, & capital letters
– Counting & 1-to-1 correspondence
– Social skill development
– Fine & gross motor skills
– Pre-reading skills & age appropriate literature
– Cultures & social context
– Visual & performing arts
Students will benefit from:
– Multi-week units of core curriculum developed by a certified teacher
– Traditional preschool activities such as circle time, free play and outdoor play
– High-quality arts-based learning activities with professional Teaching Artists
– Learning responsibility and cooperation by working with peers
1 day/week: 9 payments of $125
2 days/week: 9 payments of $220
3 days/week: 9 payments of $325
4 days/week (M-Th): 9 payments of $420
Enrollment requires payment of 2016-2017 Family Membership Fee ($70). The first tuition payment is due upon registration, then remaining monthly payments are due on the 15th of the month from 9/15/16 to 4/15/17
Get your preschooler ready for a next year. Tour the facility, meet new friends, join in an activity, and learn why Darlington’s arts-integrated preschool program is the right fit for your little learner. All open houses are from 10:00-11:00am. Please RSVP to Rosa@darlingtonarts.org if you’d like to attend any of these dates or schedule a private tour.
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, February 14
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 13
Join us for a fun FREE Valentine’s Day Celebration! Make a sweet art project, dance to festive music, listen to stories, and more! Refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public! Invite your friends but please RSVP so we know how many little valentine’s to expect. RSVP here.
Give your little ones a head start on summer! Pre-Camp for Preschool introduces children ages 3-6 to camp in short, half-day sessions. Structured like a day of preschool to include welcome and goodbye time, snack break, and free play along with arts activities. All Pre-Camp for Preschool sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Visual Art Discovery Pre-Camp
Monday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 17
Have fun creating works of art in a relaxed, enriching environment. Students will create 2D and 3D projects based on stories told throughout the week.
Dance Discovery Pre-Camp
Monday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 24
Move to the music! Students will learn moves and improve their balance and coordination through dance games and stories.
Music Discovery Pre-Camp
Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1
Using simple rhythms and musical patterns students will work with percussive and string instruments to make music. Have a great time creating music together!
Drama Discovery Pre-Camp
Monday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 7
Create a play from start to finish! In this pre-camp students will use their imagination to create characters and stories.