Every student in ARTS ALIVE! is a success.
Research shows that students who take classes in ARTS ALIVE! – a multi-modal arts program designed to enhance a variety of skills – improve their ability to engage in the learning process. The educational, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical benefits of our programs are proven and essential.
Butterflies and grasshoppers, just two of the many featured creatures of our
Insect Invasion lesson, not only make us smile, but help us develop strength, agility, and many locomotor skills. Photo: Angela LaMonte – Only Once Images
Our curriculum is founded on involving and engaging each and every student at their level and has resulted in the creation of fifty originally designed thematic lesson plans. We teach through, rather than about, a theme. This thematic approach engages each child’s imagination and makes each lesson plan more dynamic which enables participants to remember so much more content. We call this Education through Imagination
Among other key differentiators are our personnel, experience, training, and qualifications:
- We are in our nineteenth year of business, with over half of our staff with us for over fourteen years. Many of them have advanced degrees, including in education and the arts as well as years of experience working with children.
- All of our teachers undergo extensive teaching apprenticeships – three to six months or more – before teaching on their own.
- Our leadership team, under the charge of founder Tina Sabuco, regularly observes teachers in the field and continually gives them feedback to improve their teaching skills and the overall quality of our classes.
- Our educators attend several professional development workshops every year to sharpen their skills and stay abreast of the most current research and methods.
- Communication Skills
- Imagination Exploration
- Body Awareness
- Life Skills
- Social Skills
- Spacial Awareness
- Cardiovascular Endurance