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Early Ed Talks: Learning About Writing

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years at the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelors degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a masters in Curriculum … Continued

Early Ed Talks: A Parent Blog

Hi fellow parents! I’m Rudi Monson. My daughter, Rivi, is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. My older daughter, Logan, spent three years at the Arts Center’s Early Childhood program, including kindergarten. I don’t know about you, but when I started looking for the right preschool for my kids, … Continued

Last call for fall classes!

If you’re looking for something creative to do now that the weather has changed, you’re in luck! A few classes remain open for enrollment in November. Join us to wind down 2018 with a little more dance, drama, magic and holiday preparation!

Holiday Happenings in the Early Childhood Program

Enrich your child’s holiday through several classes in our Early Childhood Education Program. We still have a few spots left in a variety of creative classes that will inspire your youngest artists! Holiday Helpers: Shhh! Create a holiday gift for someone special in this child/adult workshop. Here’s a hint: it’s made of clay, and created … Continued

2019 Winter/ Spring Catalog Out Now

  Want to keep up on everything Lawrence Arts Center, from gallery events like A Cat-temporary Exhibition: Indifferent Affection to Youth and Adult Classes in Visual Arts, Dance, Performance, and Early Childhood Education? Look no further! Our 2019 Winter/ Spring catalog (cat-alog?) will be hitting mailboxes in early November and is available now online! Browse … Continued

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