Early Learning

Plant the seeds of creativity!

The early years are a key point in a child’s development: a time to investigate problem solving, nurture curiosity, and develop self-confidence. This makes an adventure in the
arts—whether it’s a first Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts class—all the more important.

Our programs are designed to encourage discovery in a fun, supportive, and inspiring environment. The Early Learning curriculum at Arts Umbrella has been developed by early childhood education experts and consultants, and is grounded in arts education principles.

The development of the whole child is at the forefront of every classroom experience and we recognize that every student develops at their own pace. Our faculty are trained to recognize developmental milestones and ensure that learning goals are aligned, layered, and complement each other from one stage to the next.

In all disciplines, students will be guided to use their imagination, intellect, and emotions for creative exploration and expression. Through active participation, children will acquire and experience fundamental techniques and concepts, including practical knowledge, arts language elements, social and emotional learning, and creative expression—fundamental  skills and abilities that will help them in the world.

Arts Umbrella’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff. In all decisions, Arts Umbrella will adhere to the recommendations and guidelines from the  Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. View our health and safety measures at artsumbrella.com/health-safety or follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Support Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella donors, volunteers, and sponsors share the same belief: that arts education can transform a child’s life. Whether attending an event, making a monthly gift, or donating time, our supporters are vital to helping us inspire creativity for good through the arts.