This 60 hour course provides a beginning for students who seek to understand the goals and philosophy for an individualized, play-oriented, child-centred program for young children. Students will examine the role of an adult in facilitating a quality, early childhood program.

The art experiences will provide students with the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials being used in early childhood programs. By using these materials, students will gain skills that will enable them to design and implement creative experiences for young children.

The art experiences workshop will be presented to your instructor by video-tape. It is expected that each community will choose a topic and work as a group to meet the assignment outcomes. Communities with 6 or more participants will be expected to divide into groups with 3 – 5 students per group. Instructions and procedures for implementing these experiences will be discussed and clarified in class.