About our program
The unique learning environment provided at the Creative Arts Preschool allows for children ages 3-5 to gain exposure to many creative art forms during the daily 3 to 6 hour program. Involvement in these art forms allows for children to practice confidence building, early math concepts, creative thoughts and an understanding of the world around them. Parents may select from one to five days of schooling in either the academic year, which runs from September through May, and/or the summer programs in June, July and August.
Since the fall of 2007, Creative Arts Preschool has been an outlet for parents with interests in children’s music, foreign languages, yoga, martial arts, drumming, classical dance, and more. The Creative Arts Preschool program, which can accommodate up to sixteen children per day combines one specialty daily, provided by local artists, dance (ballet, tap, and jazz), art, and snack all intertwined in a traditional preschool setting.
To date, the children enrolled in the Creative Arts Preschool have worked with Rhythms and Drums from the Emerson Cultural center, Gloria Overcash of Blissful Family Yoga, Michelle Cloninger with Zumba Kids, Andrea Powers from Junior Jazzercise and Rachel Waterman with Musikgarten. More artists will join the preschool throughout the coming year.
About the Director
Erin Hansard earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education at MSU with a focus on early reading skills. Since then, she has accumulated over 12 years of experience in education. She teaches a variety of lessons, including reading readiness, math & science. Erin focuses on education through the Arts; incorporating songs, dance and art into the preschool curriculum. She continues to add additional artists and projects to the preschool curriculum that reflect her students interests.
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