Nearly 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five

During this crucial stage, parent involvement can make a great impact on setting a child up to succeed in school and life. Whole Child Arts’ preschool and parent-child programs engage children and their caregivers in research-based arts & child development classes designed to support each stage of their growth.



Whole Child Arts is dedicated to providing the highest quality:

  • Teacher training
  • Classroom programs
  • Parent programs
  • Inviting and sensory rich spaces


  • Parent-child music, movement, speech development, art, drama, dance and preschool preparation classes in underserved areas of Chicago

  • Arts programming in Chicago Public Preschools and Kindergartens where age appropriate arts classes are often lacking

  • Financial need-based scholarships for arts classes and preschool

  • Professional development workshops for classroom teachers on how to integrate the arts in the early childhood classroom

  • Parent workshops and resources in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago and beyond

  • An educational garden and nature playground in Bucktown where free programming will be held weekly
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Interested in Whole Child Arts programs in your school or community?

Contact us to discuss how we can help!