This grant has been created to support Pre-K classroom students and educators access enriching creative experiences for a full school year at no cost. Every $2,000 partnership grant is customizable to each classroom’s interests and needs. This could include Field Trips, Theatre for Young Audiences Performances, and Outreach Programs in visual arts, drama, movement, and music.
Applications will be accepted From April 12 - May 19 for classrooms supporting children in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten including public schools, childcare centers, private preschools, and Head Start programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Molly Berger at email@example.com
Playmaking: Grumpy Monkey – Students are outfitted in costumes and become actors in an adapted version of this children’s book about big feelings and friendship.
Hippos to Hedgehogs – Children explore connections between body and mind as they are invited to stretch their imagination, creating things like a hippo swimming through an underwater garden or a hedgehog jumping between the clouds!
Creative Movement – Participants explore rhythm, music, and body movement as they utilize their bodies in familiar and novel ways throughout this active movement workshop.
Architecture in Action – In this workshop, students form a structure of their own imagination by utilizing a modified printing technique to “build” their own piece of architecture in two dimensions.
Beautiful Oops – Mistakes are celebrated in this visual arts workshop, where every “oops” is turned into a creative opportunity based on the story “Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg.
Clay Pizzas – In this experiential clay workshop, students read a story about pizza, open-mindedness, and community before getting messy crafting their own clay pizza!
Theatre for Young Audiences Presents: A Year with Frog and Toad A theatre production for young audiences, this whimsical musical, based on the award-winning books by Arnold Lobel, draws connections to classroom content in literacy, social-emotional learning, and life sciences.
Taiko Drumming – A booming performance where Japanese folktales, costumes, and instruments come together with an authentic Taiko drum to immerse students in this dynamic ancient Japanese art form.
The Preschool Partnership Program is generously supported by the PNC Foundation!
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development.