Arts for Learning Maryland Shows State Leaders the JOY and Impact of its Early Childhood Programs 

Our early childhood programs are a sight to behold!

Visitors to our programs, often caregivers interested in reinforcing the unique and playful techniques demonstrated by our teaching artists at home, can expect to find young ones eagerly engaging with our teaching artists through dance, play, and song while learning core subjects such as language, literacy, science, and math.

Our artist residencies and performances spark the imagination of adults and children alike, supporting foundational skills such as keeping a steady beat and coordinated movement. While our early childhood artists offer a diverse breadth of residencies and performances, there is always JOY filling the learning spaces and faces of young learners and care providers, and over the last few months, elected officials!

The momentum in Maryland around early childhood education is building. We’ve been happy to welcome several of our elected officials on recent visits to our programs, where they’ve observed our youngest learners make new connections and excel in play-based learning. In addition, Governor Wes Moore recently issued a proclamation to officially designate April as Month of the Young Child!

Delegates Stephanie Smith, Elizabeth Embry, and Kevin M. Harris visited Arts for Learning’s Early Childhood programs during this year’s Month of the Young Child.

Recent visitors to our programs include:

  • Maryland State Delegate Jackie Addison – Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Delegate Caylin Young – Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Senator Cory McCray
  • Maryland State Delegate Kevin Harris – Charles County
  • Maryland State Delegate Stephanie Smith – Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Delegate Elizabeth Embry – Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Senator Jill Carter
  • Maryland State Delegate Malcolm Ruff – Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Delegate Aaron M. Kaufman – Montgomery County
  • Maryland State Delegate Mark Edelson – Baltimore City

We’re grateful to our legislators for their continued commitment to early childhood education, and for their interest in learning more about our approach to the work we’re doing with thousands of students across the state.

Check out our early childhood programs here.