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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 the start of the semester.
Pick your days: Monday – Thursday (1, 2, 3, or 4 days/week)
Half-day sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon
9 month program: September 11, 2017 – May 10, 2018
– 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 $135
2 days/week: 9 payments of $230
3 days/week: 9 payments of $340
4 days/week (M-Th): 9 payments of $440
Enrollment requires payment of 2017-2018 Family Membership Fee ($70). The first tuition payment is due upon registration, then remaining monthly payments are due on the 15 of the month from 9/15/17 to 4/15/18
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 10:00-11:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Eric@darlingtonarts.org if you’d like to attend any of these dates or schedule a private tour.
Monday, March 13
Give your little ones a head start on summer! Pre-Camp for Preschool introduces children, ages 3-6, to the camp experience, 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 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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.