Artists and Children Together (ACT) Initiative
WHAT IS ACT?
MCRC is the lead agency for Artists and Children Together (ACT), an innovative initiative that integrates local artists into Early Learning and Licensed Child Care programs. Artists and Educators work collaboratively to listen deeply to children and offer a variety of materials and experiences that support them in sharing their ideas, feelings, questions and theories in multiple ways. Families are viewed as partners in this initiative, and thinking and learning is captured through a process called Pedagogical Documentation.
2018 ACT Exhibit
Click here to view high resolution Exhibit panels
The 3 year ACT initiative is funded through a GROW Grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
If you have any questions or would like further information about ACT, including donations to ACT or volunteering with ACT, please contact:
Victoria Armstrong, RECE, B.ECS
Coordinator, Artists and Children Together (ACT)
905-876-1244, ext. 243
Oakville Parent-Child Centre
April 2016 – Volunteer Appreciation Event with ACT
On Thursday, April 14th, MCRC volunteers were invited to an appreciation event to celebrate National Volunteer Week, this year put on by the ACT initiative.
June 2015 – 1st ACT Exhibit
Igniting Ideas: Children, Materials & Possibilities
Our first exhibit featured the work and experiences of children aged 1-4 years as documented by artists and educators. The exhibit was curated into 4 themes: The Language of Water, Mixed Media, Building Relationships through Materials, and Discovering Self & Exploring Identity through Materials. Click here to watch a video of the event.