September 11th through September 17this National Arts in Education Week. Passed by Congress in 2010, this is “a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education.” It’s also a chance to bring attention to the cause of arts education for elected officials and educational decision-makers across the country. 

Arts education is at the heart of everything CCE does. Our unique method of teaching and learning uses the arts to break the barriers of traditional education, weaving artistic subjects into academic curriculum. This approach opens new doors for our students and enhances their understanding of both the arts and their academic lessons. 

“By using arts integration, you’re reaching the students in more than one way with the content,” one CCE staff member said. “So, it reinforces what they’re learning, it allows them to go more in depth, it allows them to express themselves.” 

Our Educational Services

CCE operates multiple educational services that reach students in different ways. C.A.D.R.E (Creative Arts Designed to Reinforce Education) is an afterschool program that we provide to schools across Palm Beach County through Prime Time Palm Beach County. This program engages students in the arts with the help of a CCE Teaching Artist and advances their understanding of what they’re learning in the classroom. 

CCE’s latest educational endeavor is The Foundations School, a K-5 independent school that takes everything we have learned about arts integration over the last 28 years and applies it to a full school day. Our students at The Foundations School have the opportunity to engage with the arts every day—whether that’s learning a dance to teach them about geography, painting masks to explore their own identity, or building models of animal habitats to connect with international partners. 

At CCE, we understand the value of the arts education. As we come together this week to celebrate this cause, we ask that you consider making a donation to CCE, in whatever amount is meaningful for you. Gifts like this will allow us to continue to make arts education available to underserved students in our community.