To Prepare:

After reviewing the Learning Resources for this module, consider how the arts are currently being integrated into early childhood settings and how the arts can promote healthy development and meaningful learning experiences. Identify additional resources that support the vital role the arts can play in development and learning when integrated into early childhood settings.

Next, imagine the following:

You are the director of a preschool or local school board who has been invited to give a presentation on why funding should be budgeted to support integrating arts in your learning environment. Using examples and evidence-based research, substantiate your thinking in order to move your perspective forward.