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Explore the Arts with Young Children

This list contains resources to help early childhood educators and caregivers plan high-quality learning experiences in the arts.

Table of Contents

IEL Resources

The resources below are grouped by art form.

Visual Arts

Dance and Movement

Drama and Storytelling


Web Resources

About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Home
  • Family Child Care
  • Child Care Center
  • Preschool Program
  • Kindergarten

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
  • Faculty / Trainer

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Related IEL Birth to Three Guidelines:
Related Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:
Reviewed: 2019