Mentoring Program

The goal of this visual arts professional development program is to create a professional learning community for educators  in community based organizations and Pre-K Centers throughout New York City. This program is centered on activating and enriching the art centers in Pre-K classrooms. Educators will gain enhanced teaching strategies that engage children in exploration,  choice, and discovery. As a result, children show growth in observation,  thinking, language, fine-motor, and social-emotional skills.

Selected sites will receive at no cost:

  • Two days of off-site professional development workshops for teachers and assistant teachers
  • A generous supply of high quality art supplies
  • Written art curriculum and guidelines aligned with the NYC Pre-K learning goals and the
  • NYS Prekindergarten Foundations for the Common Core
  • 10 weeks of in-class mentoring and demonstration lessons with one of Studio’s highly trained professional  visual artists who specializes in working with young children
  • A family workshop in a chosen media lead by a Studio Artist Instructor on-site with takeaway art supplies for participating families

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For more information about the 14-week Mentoring Program please contact Helena Spadacene, Early Childhood Program Coordinator at (212) 459-1455 ext. 235 or