The arts teach young people how to learn by giving them the first step...The desire to learn!

Art has traditionally been an important part of early childhood programs. We believe that children should be involved in making art and enjoying the art of others.

Young children feel a sense of emotional satisfaction when they are involved in creating works of art. Whether they are modeling with clay, drawing with crayons, or making a collage from recycled scraps, satisfaction comes from the control children have over the materials they use and the autonomy they have. Deciding what they will make and what materials they will use may be among the first opportunities children have to make independent choices and decisions.

The arts program here at Pierce offers our children countless opportunities to express themselves.

Our "Little Rembrandts" program provides children exposure to some of the masters of the art world. Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo Buonarroti, Claude Monet and Georgia O'Keefe all become a part of our "Literature Based Painting" art program.

Our teachers support this program with stories about the artists, posters displaying their works of art and then the opportunity for our young artists to create their own interpretations. Our student's artwork is proudly displayed at our "Breakfasts at Pierce" events for Parents and friends to enjoy.