Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Agenda: Pre-K: Impact of Arts and Culture

Posted on March 27, 2017

Agenda: Pre-K
The Impact of Arts and Culture

The inaugural Agenda issue brief, called Agenda: Pre-K, focuses on the benefits of art integration in early childhood education, a topic especially important as the City of Philadelphia expands quality Pre-K through funding from the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.

Agenda: Pre-K is the first in a series of new advocacy tools that outline the impact of arts and culture not only on the economy but also on the issues that most affect our daily lives: education, wellness, social justice and more.

Agenda: Pre-K, summarizes findings showing that integrating arts education within Pre-Kindergarten classrooms has been proven to lower stress levels of students, boost vocabulary, and increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills such as number concepts and addition and subtraction. Read the brief at http://philaculture.org/research/agenda-prek.


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