MONTPELIER — VSA Vermont, the state organization on arts and disability, will hold a children’s art show at the Kellogg-Hubbard Children’s Library, 133 Main Street, Montpelier, from August 13 – 27 during normal library hours. The art show features the work of children from Aubrey Boyles’ home childcare program. The public is invited to this free exhibit.
The children’s art exhibit is part of VSA Vermont’s Start With The Arts Early Childhood Program. VSA Vermont’s Start With The Arts is a free statewide early literacy program, serving 285 children and 42 childcare providers annually. The program includes multi-genre arts-based literacy activities taught by trained teaching-artists. It also provides experiential learning opportunities for childcare providers to create and teach their own lessons so that they can advance in their careers. By the end of the seven month program, childcare providers have created and delivered 16 of their own arts-based literacy activities, ensuring confidence, skill, and habit in providing quality early education long-term.
Aubrey’s home childcare is located in Montpelier, VT. Audrey participated in the Fall 2015 VSA Vermont’s Start With The Arts program under the instruction of VSA VT’s teaching-artist, Becky McCullough. Aubrey had this to say about her experience: “I’m thrilled to have the kids’ work displayed in the children’s department at the Kellogg-Hubbard library! My hope is that this location is accessible to all the kids and their families.”