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Art for All Children

ITEM #: 4400210

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to facilitate an understanding of using art materials to develop creative thinking and visual expression. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article "Art for All Children: A Conversation About Inclusion" by Nancie Tonner West
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this kit are beginning, intermediate, and advanced teachers working with children from toddlers to school-agers. This kit will help teachers build a foundation for the successful inclusion of all children in art experiences through participation in an art experience and reflection about the creative process.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is 1.5 hours. Implementation time is estimated at 2.0 - 2.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will create with a simple art material; reflect on their thinking, doing, and making process and have increased awareness of creative thinking and learning with art materials.
  2. Teachers will identify the ways their art expression is the same and different from the work of their peers.
  3. Teachers will describe developmental changes in children’s drawing.
  4. Teachers will understand how to guide an art experience with children that fosters an appreciation for diversity and recognition of similarity in their art.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • 1.18U, 2.17U, 2.26-2.27P-K, 2.73-2.80P-K; 2.83I-T; 2.85P-K, and 3.12-3.13T-P-K of the Program Standards and Performance Criteria of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation (naeyc, 2005), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/next_era.asp.
  • 1, 3, and 4b of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (naeyc, 2003), www.naeyc.org/faculty/degrees.asp.
  • 1304.21(a)(i-ii), 1304.21(a)(4)(ii-iii), 1304.21(b)(1)(iii), 1304.21(c)(1)(i), 1304.21(c)(1)(vi) of Head Start Performance Standards (Code of Federal Regulations, October 1, 2004, Chapter XIII, Title 45, Part 1304), www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/performance/1304/1304_b.htm.

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