July 06, 2016
During the past school year, children at Educare Milwaukee had the opportunity to story act, sing in a choir and have their artwork displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The art activities were planned by the school’s arts committee, which works to embed art into the culture of the school.
“Supporting the parent-child relationship through the arts is one of our goals,” said Jill Udell, arts coordinator at Educare Milwaukee. Parents are involved throughout the year, from creating art with the children to enjoying performances and art displays.
Udell said the school used noted early childhood expert Vivian Paley’s approach to story acting to create a “curriculum that really supports social-emotional development, literacy, language and creativity.”