The beneficial effects of art for children are numerous and far outweigh the cost of the programs themselves. It has been said that “school communities which infuse their curricula and orientations to teaching and learning around the arts have experienced broad-reaching outcomes.” Children who are classified economically disadvantaged (over 2/3rds of all Grundy county students) are particularly sensitive to these effects, which are not limited to but include: increases in reading comprehension skills, achievement motivation, school attendance, and a decrease in discipline referrals.1
1. From the book Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Social and Academic Development by James S. Catterall
We are always in need of professional artists to lead KAL workshops and caregivers to assist the children in their experience. A love of children is all that is needed to be a part of KAL!
2013 Dates:June 9th - 15th, MHR & Kaleidoscope