The Importance of Creative Arts
Allen Creek Preschool incorporates a rich creative arts curriculum. The Studio at Allen Creek draws heavily from Reggio Emilia traditions and practice. A Studio teacher works with the children in each class on a daily basis, and experienced music educators infuse all the classrooms with a progression of rhythm, songs, rounds, and musical forms. In addition, all the classrooms gather weekly for a Community Sing to share classroom songs and celebrate the school as a circle of children and adults.
A review of 62 studies focused on how dance, music, drama and visual arts affect student achievement, found that children who participate in a strong arts program are likely to do a better job at mastering reading, writing and math. The incorporation of Arts and Music Education at Allen Creek bulwarks the foundation the school lays for long-term growth and success.