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The ART and MIND CONNECTION
Studies show a strong connection between the mind and arts instruction. From Dance to Music, Theater and Art, the benefits are strong from birth to old age. Take a few minutes and watch this video from the PBS website, and we think you will agree that starting an arts education early with your child, or beginning an arts educatyion for yourself is somthing that should be a priority.
According to the website Americans for the Arts, preschools should be highly focused on arts based learning for educational success. With more than 4 million preschoolers participating in a preschool educational setting, preschool children are primed and open minded to the arts.
We know that "art," understood as spontaneous creative play, is what young children naturally do—singing, dancing, drawing, and role-playing. We also know that the arts engage all the senses and involve a variety of modalities including the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. When caregivers engage and encourage children in arts activities on a regular basis from early in life, they are laying the foundation for—and even helping wire children's brains for—successful learning.
The academic, physical, social and sensory impart that studying the arts brings makes arts based learning one for every parent to consider for their child. With the budget cuts in state schol systems, private education and instruction may be a consideration that parents may want to look at.
Again, from the website, the different arts offer different abilities and benefits. So parents may not want to restrict to only one art form but seach ut education opportunities that embraces a full education that includes all art forms and project based learning.
Art Experiences that Promote Preschool Learning Source:Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections, 1998, pp. 11–12
Dance helps build motor control, body relationships, and a sense of direction.
Drawing, sculpting, and other visual arts develop spatial acuity.
Group activities, such as learning dance steps or singing songs, build social skills.
As children describe people and things in their world using pictures, body movements, and mime, they enhance their descriptive, nonverbal, cognitive capabilities.
Repeating stories, poems, and songs strengthens memory.
The art supplies children choose for their work reflects their approach to process and outcomes.
Move-N-Learn Academy, a program of Academy of Fine Arts in Woodward, has been offered since 1986. As a Fine Arts Learning Environment, the program has always offered academics with dance and tumbling. Over the years, it has developed in to a full fine arts and academic program for ages 2 yrs through 5 yrs.
The program offers not only high standards in education, but also dance, gymnastics, art, music lessons, computers, foreign language, swimming lessons during the summer enhancement session and much, much more!
In 2008 we added a PreK5 for children ages 5-6 yrs that are not ready for public education or do not meet the state birthdate cut off. This way your child is not repeating a preschool/pre-k curriculum , but are atually working on Kindergarten skills to better prepare them.
Although only a part time program, parents over the years have been very pleased that their children have been well prepared to advance further. Even Pre-K teachers in other schools have commented on the fact that the students that came through our 2-3 yr old programs are better prepared and already know most of the pre-k materials. Kindergarten teachers in public school have sang praises that our students are truly prepared to move forward.
We invite you to explore more about our Move-N-Learn Academy and ask us lots of questions as to what we believe we can do for your child's early education.Click here for more information.
We know that parents have options for preschool and pre-k education in our area. What we have to offer your child is an education that goes beyond the typical preschool or pre-k. We are not a daycare, nor do we offer daycare services. So we can focus our time and effort in delivering the best school experience for our students.
Move-N-Learn Academy includes training in the arts. Students spend more time with music and movement than typical preschools because we know how to include life skills and academic skills while teaching music and movement. Students also learn computer skills and generally develop higher level skills on the computer than young children just playing games on the computer. Our small class levels also helps students to learn new skills quicker.
We are not the cheapest choice in preschool education. But when you add the cost of a quality preschool education in a private setting, fine arts training in dance, tumbling, music (pre-piano and violin at the older levels), art and voice, you will realize that our tuition fee is very reasonable. And of course the benefits of the arts training is something your child will carry with them for a lifetime.
Our mission with our Move-N-Learn Academy is to help "prepare young children for the future by giving them a loving learning environment".
Don't know where to start in looking for the perfect preschool or pre-k setting for your young child? We are always willing to sit down and discuss your options with Move-N-Learn Academy! Though we know we are not the perfect fit for every family or young child, we just might be a great place for your child. Click here to find out if we are the place for your child.
Then visit our FAQ page as well to learn what other parents are asking.
Made your decision to join us for Move-N-Learn Academy in the fall? You can register easily from your home or office 24/7 though our online registration. After your registration we will call you to verify your information and to answer any other questions that you may have since our last visit with you.
Register now and only pay your non -refundable registration/lab fee ($95) and first semester supply fee ($90). The payment of these fees is what reserves your placement in Move-N-Learn Academy Classes. Your first tuition payment, for August, will not be processed until July 25th!
*All tuition must be paid through automatic payment monthly, or for the year in full by cash or cashiers check.