Early Voices Collaborative Exhibition
Monday, April 8 - Sunday, April 21, 2019
A collaborative exhibition presented by the
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Student artists ages 3-5
2019 Theme: Kindness
The mission of Early Voices is to give a voice to the value of art, creative expression, and social-emotional development within early education. For this project, the Center has partnered with early learning centers in Broward County to bring attention to the vital role the arts play in pre-K education.
Each school is creating a collaborative art piece by young artists that will be displayed in the Early Voices exhibition in the Center’s Student Gallery. This year’s theme is kindness and the schools were invited to interpret the theme how they felt most inspired. Each group created a piece involving all students in the class using a variety of art-making materials. Literacy was included as a component of the creative process and books that encompassed the theme of kindness and creativity were shared with the schools.
Early Voices will open on April 8, the first day of The Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) which spotlights early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. NAEYC designates daily themes for the week to inspire and support learning. The reception for Early Voices takes place on the WOYC designated day of Artsy Thursday, which provides a perfect opportunity to celebrate creative expression in early education.
Participation in the arts during the early education years helps facilitate learning and social-emotional growth. Young children learn best from exploring and interacting with the world around them and the arts provide abundant opportunities for experimentation and discovery. The incorporation of arts in early education has many benefits and children’s involvement in arts-infused instruction and activities enhances development in areas including sensory and motor skills, language skills, math skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and creative expression.
- BB International School
- Children’s World South – Davie
- Fantasy Station Academy
- FCC Christian Day School
- Gulfstream Early Learning Center
- Hopewell Preschool Academy
- Jack & Jill Children’s Center
- Michelle’s International Learning House
- Mullings Academy of Hollywood
- New Mirawood Academy
- Oakland Park Academy
- Our Children’s Workshop – Pompano
- Seagull Child Development Center
- Sheridan Tech Early Learning Academy
- The Cilla School
- The Early Education Center T.
- Windgate Oaks Center
The Early Voices exhibition is supported by Broward Reads, BB International School, Business Leadership Institute for Early Learning, Piccolo Picasso, and Early Learning Coalition of Broward County.
The Early Voices reception event is made possible in partnership with Business Leadership Institute for Early Learning and BB International School.