Arts Integration Resources for Early Learning Educators, Teaching Artists,
What is Arts Integration?
This short video defines the term ‘arts integration’. Click here to watch a version with audio description.
What is a Teaching Artist?
This short video defines the term ‘teaching artist’. Click here to watch a version with audio description.
Want to Make Your Own Video Tutorial?
Many educators are making videos to support learning for the first time. Need some home production tips and tricks? Watch the videos below to learn how to make your videos more engaging for students.
Creative Start Mini-Lessons
These art-focused video mini-lessons and downloadable lesson plans are designed for parents, families, caregivers, and educators of children ages 3 to 8. Have fun, find a new idea, relieve some stress, and make some art together!
Arts and Well-Being
Dance & Well-Being
Literary Arts & Well-Being
Music & Well-Being
Theatre & Well-Being
Visual Arts & Well-Being
Arts and Mathematics
Dance & Math
Literary Arts & Math
Music & Math
Theatre & Math
Visual Arts & Math
An approach to teaching where traditional school content (such as math, science, literacy) is taught together with arts content (such as dance, media arts, theatre). This approach engages learners in a deeper understanding of shared concepts (such as pattern or volume) and supports student success in both arts and core content learning standards.
For a deeper dive, check out The Kennedy Center, Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM, Wolf Trap.
A way of teaching that invites student knowledge, culture, language, and experiences into the classroom. CRT can be used in arts education to support the critical and creative thinking skills students need to succeed in school (21st century skills) and in life.
For a deeper dive, check out CRT & Zaretta Hammond, Teaching Tolerance, The Arts and CRT.
A child between the ages of 3 to 8 is considered an early learner.
Planning & Teaching Tools
Resources & Research
Special thanks to the Laird Norton Family Foundation for their support of the Creative Start program and dedication to increasing the growth of arts integration in public education.
If you have any questions about the Creative Start program, please contact: Alexis Sarah, Project Manager: email@example.com, 360-228-6359