August 25 Salon: Kids At Play
Kids At Play: The importance of creativity in child development
August 25, MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N Laura Street, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., $12.
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. It has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Over the past several years, we’ve seen the arts cuts from school curriculum as well as from state and city funding. The arts don’t merely develop a child’s creativity — the skills they learn from the arts spill over into academic achievement.
Join us as we hear from local leaders on play and its impact on a child’s development.
Thanks to the experts joining us to discuss child development:
• Jackie Cornelius, retired principal for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
• Caitlín Doherty, Director for MOCA Jacksonville
• Jenny Lee Corvo, Researcher with specialties in neuroscience and psychology
• Allison Galloway-Gonzalez, Chief Program Officer for Cathedral Arts Project
• Jason Peoples, Executive Director for the Jacksonville Arts & Music School
• Joe Peppers, CEO for Kids Hope Alliance
• Moderated by Karen Feagins, Vice President for Client and Community Relations for PNC Bank
Refreshments will be available during the program. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets now on EventBrite.