Encouraging innovation in early learning—through the arts!
Creative Start supports and expands arts integration efforts in early learning (preschool through 3rd grade) communities. It aims to bridge the opportunity gap for Washington’s youngest learners. Creative Start programming includes grants, professional learning opportunities, and resource development to support students, teachers, and their families.
Creative Start program goals:
- Support creative, academic, and social emotional learning to close the opportunity gap for Washington’s youngest learners.
- Foster statewide teacher-leadership in culturally responsive arts integration.
- Develop statewide capacity to offer high-quality professional learning in arts education.