PARKERSBURG — The ArtStart Preschool at the Parkersburg Art Center has openings in its Tuesday and Thursday afternoon class.
This is a mixed-age class of 3, 4 and 5 year olds and meets from 12:15-2:45 p.m. Aug. 24 through May 12.
For more information visit the website https://www.parkersburgartcenter.org/artstart-preschool, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-485-3859.
The Parkersburg Art Center is located at 725 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg.
ArtStart combines a research-based Pre-K curriculum with an arts enrichment program that is designed to enhance the growth and development of the whole child. The preschool has small classes of no more than 12 students with two instructors. They also collaborate with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to bring in student assistants who are working toward their education degrees.
State curriculum standards as well as standards established by the National Association of Early Childhood are used as guidelines in the ArtStart program but the children set the tone and help guide the specifics of daily planning.
For learning to take root, activities must be hands-on and meaningful. Children in general, but especially young children, do not all learn through rote memorization or by completing worksheets. These types of activities turn off the brain. Hands-on experiences engage young minds and create memories that last. The ArtStart Preschool program offers this kind of freedom for personal, meaningful discovery within a structured environment.
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