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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


Artist Jan Gaumnitz Gives the Gift of Art to Preschoolers

When exhibiting artists stop by to visit the preschool, a certain magic occurs… Young minds unleash a barrage of questions and a bemused smile quickly takes over the artist’s face. Carefully constructed artist statements go out the window and make way for simple, direct answers straight from the heart. Both parties leave the experience inspired … 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


Ceramics Studio Classes for 4-6 Year Olds

Kick off your little one’s summer with our Ceramics Studio class taught by instructor Hollie Rice June 4-7! In this two hour class, 4-6 year-old artists will use their imaginations to make playful objects with the tactile medium of clay. “For me, creating things is as essential to my survival as breathing. Often, I discover my sense … Continued


Get Ready for the Preschool & Kindergarten Guest Artist Series!

Thanks to a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, the Early Childhood Education program at the Lawrence Arts Center is gearing up to launch a Guest Artist Series in the coming school year! The grant will help bring fine arts practitioners from various backgrounds to the Arts Center,  providing preschool and kindergarten … Continued


Summer fun for preschool and kindergarten artists!

Are summer plans in place for your little ones? Come check out early childhood camps and classes at the Lawrence Arts Center! We have science camps, cooking camps, performance camps, and all kinds of classes for art and play. To enroll in any of our summer early childhood education camps or classes click here. The following … Continued


Kindergarten Exploration Night

In Lawrence, we are so fortunate to have a variety of options for our children entering kindergarten. Early Childhood Educators often answer questions about full day vs. half day kindergarten opportunities, the benefits of an additional year of preschool for late summer birthdays, and aspects of kindergarten readiness. The Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, created around learning … Continued