Studio Creative Play offers a comprehensive program, educating and enriching children and parents without evaluations in process. Instead of being goal oriented, the program is grounded in experience, allowing projects and activities to organically evolve from the flow of ideas and natural interaction. Whatever a child absorbs or learns during their Studio experience becomes a positive contribution to their holistic growth and helps the parent understand and facilitate their own child’s creative process.
With a vast spectrum of programming for children 1 to 7-years old, we are passionate about the collusion of arts, science, and nature in learning. We founded our program on guiding children and parents in play, research, experimentation, and art to elucidate how art, science, and nature are all connected. Core to our educational philosophy is awakening the young and growing child to the interconnectedness of life, relationship, creativity, and nature around our globe.
Creative play with the active encouragement and participation from the parent maximizes the benefits to a child’s emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive development. As parents, no other engagement of activity is as important and as effective as this direct form of presence and nurturing.
At the Studio, parents are encouraged by teachers to be focused foremost on the children, assisting them in their exploration and using the language offered through the Studio’s guidance to grow their child’s playful and imaginative experience.
At Studio Creative Play documentation of art and expression are key components to the experience. Creative portfolios exist as tools and records for the parent, teacher, and child to revisit the various stages of the child’s creative development.
Because the Studio strongly emphasizes documentation of the creative play experience, photography, tape recording, and videotaping are a regular part of the program.