Designing an Art Center
For this Assignment, you will design an age appropriate art center by completing the Unit 4 Template.docx located in Course Documents. Include at least 2 to 3 sentences addressing each topic.
You have read about and discussed the basic goals, setup, materials, and strategies, including specific two-dimensional and three-dimensional activities, for an early childhood art program. Now you can apply this knowledge to this Assignment.
Your art center will be for one of the following specific age groups of children:
older toddlers, 2 to 3 years
preschoolers, 3 to 5 years
young school age children, 5 to 8 years
In addition, you will be asked to describe the four topics from the template and discuss in more detail how they can best help you address in more detail the cultural backgrounds and diverse needs of children. Why did you choose them? Make sure these address the core of DAP. You are encouraged to integrate additional material from the course resources and document the sources for your content.
In designing your art center, the emphasis should be on two things.
First, you need to share specific information about how you will address the diversity in the center. Diversity involves all the differences in our children including, but not limited to, learning styles, abilities, disabilities, cultural, and family backgrounds.
The second emphasis is closely related and deals with diversity as it applies to providing developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). This is evidenced by accommodations and modifications necessary to meet the needs of all children by providing developmentally appropriate practices that will make your art center successful for the age group you’ve chosen for this Assignment.
Writing Requirements and Guidelines
Your Assignment should include:
Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and unit number, and date
Complete the Unit 4 Template, including at least 2–3 sentences addressing each topic
Describe 4 topics that can best help address diversity in an art center
Sources in APA format
You must use your text creative activities for young children 10th edition and 2 additional sources
Complete Unit 4 Template
Times New Roman 12 point font, Double-spaced