Arts exploration and developing identity in the early years: Who am I?

Creativity at the heart of EVERY child’s early childhood experience

When: October 2019 through May 2020

Manarat Al Saadiyat Art Studio, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Qattara Arts Center, Al Ain, UAE
Schools & Nurseries participating in the Early Arts intervention, UAE

Where: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, UAE

  • Schools & Nurseries participating in the Early Arts intervention
  • Manarat Al Saadiyat Art Studio in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Al Qattara Arts Center in Al Ain, UAE

Participants: Children aged 3-5 Years

Every Child taking part in the activities is issued with their own Children’s University Passport To Learning with their first stamps/CU’s credit.

The Early Arts initiative is a multi-year campaign aiming to highlight the transformational effects that engagement with arts and creative learning experiences can have on children’s early learning and development.

Engagement in creative arts experiences supports children make sense of the world; giving them the power to explore and give expression to their emotional, physical and cognitive development. It’s not about doing something better than others or creating something perfect, it is about thinking, exploring, discovering and imagining. In fact, arts-based learning opportunities facilitate children’s right to engage in age-appropriate play-based cultural and arts experiences (Article 31, UNCRC).

Throughout 2019-2020 we’ll be focusing on different aspects of creativity and will regularly provide parents with information materials and resources about play-based, arts-rich learning experiences for children.

The 1st Early Arts Exhibition will be curated in each school or nursery at the end of the school year. Children’s artwork will be displayed and will all celebrate their engagement and achievements and share their journey of exploration.

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