Socio-Emotional Impacts of the Arts in Early Childhood: 15 Years of Research
Tuesday, February 2, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST
- Eleanor D. Brown, PhD, Professor of Psychology, West Chester University
- Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
Session 1 of the 2016 Web Conference Series
A recording of this presentation is available here.
In mid-December, the NEA-led Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development published “The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation – A Literature Review and Gap Analysis (2000-2015),” which synthesizes research published over the last fifteen years on the links between arts participation and social-emotional development in early childhood. Sunil Iyengar, Director, NEA Office of Research & Analysis, will share themes and highlights from this report, and Eleanor D. Brown, Professor of Psychology, West Chester University, will share specific findings she identified on the impacts of arts enrichment in early childhood, particularly in economically disadvantaged families and communities. The findings of the research scan will help arts educators, funders, and policy makers better understand why arts integration for pre-K and elementary school children is critical for their positive well-being.