"The Best Tools Possible"The way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact on future learning and success.The challenge for teachers, whose mandate is to make sure children develop a daunting array of academic and social skills during this short window of time, is to be highly creative in the classroom. In order to meet the challenge, teachers need the best tools possible. Arts-integrated tools fall under the category of “best tools possible.” There is a wealth of research showing the efficacy of using performing arts early to engage children and improve the way they learn.
But these resources are frequently unavailable or under-utilized. Especially in economically disadvantaged areas, where children need the most support. The mission of theArtsFund is to address this challenge in classrooms within San Antonio, particularly within the disadvantaged areas.