New Course from ChildCare Education Institute on Art in Early Learning

Atlanta, GA, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce CUR126: Art in Early Learning to the online child care training course catalog.

There is a common phrase, “It′s the process, not the product.” This means that children can explore the materials in the art center and simply enjoy what happens. For young children, the process of creating is more important than the product they develop.  Young children are very creative and enjoy using different materials to express their ideas.  As children pound on clay, dab paint on paper, glue things together, or scribble with crayons, they begin to understand their world and how to control the tools they use.  Playing with a basic material like modeling clay holds a child’s interest, lengthening their attention span while allowing

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Community leaders launch initiative to promote diversity through art, education

This week marks the launch of Fort Bend County’s year-long “Diversity Over Division” initiative — an effort by local leaders to promote inclusiveness and social justice through art and education.

“Our goal is to celebrate our diversity,” said County Judge KP George, whose office spearheaded the initiative. “Fort Bend County is, if not the number one, then one of the most diverse counties in the country. We live in harmony.”

George made his remarks at a news conference at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. The initiative was launched in partnership with U of H, the Fort Bend County Libraries system and numerous community leaders.

“We’ve been in discussions about how UH can collaborate with the community,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land. “Looking at the diversity of our student

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A Pinellas art teacher savors her classroom, putting cancer and fear aside

ST. PETERSBURG — Rhonda Rayman can go on and on about the safety features in her art classroom at Lakewood Elementary School.

How she retrofitted pizza boxes so children can keep track of their own supplies. How she set up display racks and shower curtains to separate the kids’ tables. How she revamped the curriculum, making it heavy on videos, and stripped of lessons that are “hand-over-hand.”

It’s not enough to satisfy Rayman’s daughters, who are in their thirties and wonder why their mother — 58 and a recent cancer survivor — would set foot in a public school this year.

Art teacher Rhonda Rayman said she “knew the energy was right” at Lakewood Elementary, which is working to climb above its F grade from the state. [Courtesy of Rhonda Rayman]

Rayman herself can’t be sure how safe she is from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes she will slip

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Art education group honors Zachary teacher’s career, work | Zachary

Darryl Alello teaches planning, execution and problem-solving as they fall under the umbrella of art. His 14th year of teaching has brought both the greatest challenges and greatest accolades. Amid coronavirus obstacles, Alello has been named the Louisiana Art Teacher of the Year and is actively vying for the national honor.

The 2020 school year is full of unprecedented pitfalls, but Alello’s approach and philosophy have stayed the same. Life, for him and his students, has learned to imitate art. “Every single project that kids do in here is critical thinking — everything they do,” he said. “They make a mistake and they ask me, ‘How can I fix this?’ and I’m like, OK, you need to stop and think about it for a minute. What can you do to make this mistake look like you intended to do this?”

Renowned artist and teacher Bob Ross became famous for capitalizing

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