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It’s time for the Early Childhood program’s Annual Poinsettia Sale!

Orders are due no later than November 1st! Beat the holiday rush and support the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education Programs!  The preschool and kindergarten will be selling poinsettia plants for the holiday season. Ordering is easy! Just download this form and return with payment to the front desk. Plants will be available for pick-up on November 27th … Continued


What Early Ed Teachers are Saying about Color Play

Early Education Director Linda Reimond and Assistant Andria Devlin attended special performances of Color Play this week with arts based preschoolers, kindergarteners, and friends from Head Start and Haskell Indian Nations University’s Little Nations. Here’s what they had to say about this sneak peek into this special production for very young audiences opening to the … Continued



PLAY Conference

In July, several of the teachers in our Early Childhood Education Department were fortunate to attend “The Play Conference” held in Roseville, California.  What a gift we each received. We all are confirmed believers in the power of play and why we all need it. It was so validating to be in a huge room … Continued


At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading and writing go hand in hand

Our no pressure approach to handwriting encourages children to explore writing in a unique way.  Not a confident writer yet?  No problem—drive this car while you trace a letter.  Or use your finger to first draw letters in the sand, then later words.  Make a mistake, no problem, “shake it off” literally! At the writing center, … Continued


In the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading is an adventure! 

Teachers and guest readers love reading aloud to the children—the most important thing for children learning to read is being read to. In the words of Mem Fox, internationally respected literacy expert, “Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains.  It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically … Continued


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students take field trips to experience real places

We travel to places such as: Pendleton’s Country Market—to experience the farm, pumpkin patch, and butterfly exhibit. Festival of Trees—to view all the decorated trees, especially the one we donated for the Children’s Shelter. Watkins Community Museum—in celebration of Kansas’ birthday. Bowersock Power Plant—to learn more about solar energy. Lied Center—to participate with the ODC … Continued


At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we take “Ted Talks” to a new level with “Kinder Talks”

Our “Kinder Talks” inform and enrich students through personal experiences. For example: Families share family and cultural traditions where children enjoyed creating a traditional art/craft and food from: Mexico Iceland Vietnam Australia Russia Columbia Families share their occupations: Solar energy specialist Concert musician who creates contemporary sounds Arborist Herpetologist Additional “Kinder Talk” topics: Dentist—we got to … Continued


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students work hands-on with professional visiting artists

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, we create art with professional artists. We are delighted to announce a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation that will allow students to work with a professional artist weekly! We welcome guest artists in a wide variety of disciplines, including: •  Dance and creative movement •  Theatre •  Ceramics … Continued


4-6 year olds Explore Science and Nature in “My Colorful World”

Is your 4-6 year old artist curious about the world around them? In the My Colorful World camp from June 25th – 28th, we will investigate how color can be explored in science and nature through various art mediums. We will ask questions like: Do snakes see color?    Are they the same color on … Continued