Teacher Training

Lucy School Presents...

Integrating the Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

A Powerful Medium for Young Children

August 10-14, 2020

Lucy School is an arts-based (ages three through eighth grade) school and teacher training center in Middletown, MD, offering a 5-day arts integration summer institute titled "Integrating the Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum: A Powerful Medium for Young Children." Participants receive three (3) MSDE Continuing Education Credits upon completion. Graduate credit can also be arranged.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in this training (past participants have included early childhood teachers, administrators and assistants; early childhood and arts integration professors and graduate students; and professional artists), share the link to this page or the downloadable forms below.

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Victoria Brown - Lucy School Founding Director

Lucy School is an early-childhood, arts-based school and teacher training center founded in 2002. Our campus is located on a 17-acre farm in Frederick County, MD. Lucy School's primary building is certified as a LEED for Schools Platinum building by the US Green Building Council, the first such designation for a school in the State of Maryland. A 19th century barn has been renovated into a state of the art facility for our preschool programs. Through carefully designed use of natural light and warm colors and attention to flexible spaces and cozy corners, children are provided with a living-learning environment that is homey-comfortable and at the same time inspires curiosity and love for play, imagination and learning.

Years of planning and experience have gone into the creation of this innovative arts-based program. The curriculum has evolved out of more than twenty-five years of research, testing and demonstration of concepts and practices that best develop the capacities of children to learn and flourish.

Comments from Previous Summer Institute Attendees

I can't think of an educator, or anyone who works with children, who would not benefit from this workshop because of its thorough approach to children's cognitive, emotional, and social needs. ~ Kindergarten Teacher

This workshop should be required for all teachers. The arts are so important - it is truly a part of all our lives. ~ First Grade Teacher

Great training! Lots of ideas, lots of hands on practice. I am inspired! I liked the gradual movement of presentations that we had to do - planning, sharing small parts, storytelling, etc. It helped me gain confidence. ~ First Grade Teacher

I haven't ever been to a training where I took away as much. ~ Third Grade Teacher

Fantastic! Opened so many new ways of viewing the learning experience and integrating the arts effectively. ~ Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten Teacher

It was a remarkable, new experience everyday that brought me joy and excitement about being a teacher again. A beautiful learning and growth experience. ~ First Grade Teacher

This workshop was unlike others, where "cute" songs and craft ideas are shared. This workshop was research based and applicable to any and all academic areas. ~ Second Grade Teacher

I believe taking this course will help me become a better teacher. All your ideas will be put into my teacher's tool box. ~ Kindergarten Teacher

This week was a very healthy and inspiring one all around: physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. You provided a wonderful atmosphere for us to experience and discuss and create. ~ K-5 Reading Intervention Teacher

Thorough, engaging, creative, and collaborative. I've learned more in this training than any graduate course I've taken. ~ Early Childhood Graduate Student



9117 Frostown Road
Middletown, MD 21769

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