Activities that involve art, dramatic play, dance, and music help children learn across every developmental domain. These activities also foster self-esteem and confidence as children learn to express themselves and their ideas. The Lawrence Arts Center preschool uses a creative, arts-based teaching structure to enhance a child’s natural interest in learning. The daily curriculum encourages and supports active and involved children who explore, experiment, observe, talk, play and process with a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities. The faculty works together to offer an environment where children will grow through rich and varied experiences with the arts in combination with sound early childhood education.
Art is for Everyone
Engage With Early Childhood Arts
In Lawrence, infants and toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners can play, explore, create and learn together.
We offer innovative, creative, arts- and play-based early learning experiences and school-year preschool and kindergarten, including before and after-school care.
The Early Childhood faculty is committed to providing high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs for young children that are purposefully curated to encourage play, exploration, problem solving, creativity and skill mastering.
Early Childhood Arts Programming
Children will find success through our unique philosophy and curriculum, no matter their ability, developmental level, age, or background.
Our early childhood program uses a creative, arts- and play-based teaching philosophy to enhance a child’s natural interest in learning. The arts allow children to think creatively, build their own ideas, solve problems in more than one way, and try new things.
These skills not only create an excellent foundation for learning as children move into the academic world and throughout life, but they make learning fun! Play is serious work and inspires learning in a way that sets children up for lifelong success and creativity.
Why Arts-Based Education
Through arts, play, and communication, we help children develop 21st century skills to build a lifelong love of learning.
Qualified, Dedicated Teachers
Our teachers are all trained in early childhood education, child development, or art. Plus, they love working with young artists!
Financial Aid Available
Every child deserves access to early childhood arts; to support that, we offer financial aid.
The arts- and play-based preschool and kindergarten are located in Lawrence at 940 New Hampshire St., with two dedicated outdoor spaces for play. We are equipped with everything we need to provide your child a safe, playful, and engaging environment.
Early Childhood Education Instructors
Art is for Everyone
Making Art Accessible to All
Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of music education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.
Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.
The Importance of Early Childhood Education
By embracing the arts as part of everyone’s daily life, we contribute to a more inclusive and connected Lawrence. Early learning experiences that focus on art and play enhance your child’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills while they have fun!
Do you want to provide your child with unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else? The team at Lawrence Arts Center is here for you! Through our extensive selection of early childhood education and available financial aid, any child in Lawrence can access the benefits of early education at Lawrence Arts Center.