Family and community engagement:
Parents As Arts Partners
Parents As Arts Partners (PAAP) is one of CAE’s signature programs, which brings unique school-based arts education programs to engage parents and caregivers in hands-on, interactive arts education activities with their children. The program seeks to increase parent engagement and involvement in city public schools and in their child’s education, creating shared, high-quality arts experiences that align with classroom curriculum.
Includes 1 planning session with the teaching artist and 5 family arts workshops
Directly involves students and their families in interactive arts education activities that build a collective understanding of the importance of the arts;
Connects to the school’s arts and education programs;
Provides experiences with and information about NYC arts and cultural organizations;
Empowers parents and school communities to build sustainable school arts programs and be effective advocates for a well-rounded education that includes the arts.