We practice community outreach in local early childhood centers and schools through programs that focus on our key impact areas of literacy, early learning, health and wellness, and sustainability that help develop a positive, reciprocal relationship between the museum and our community.
Word Play is an early literacy outreach program offered to local early childhood programs that seeks to foster the development of a young child’s language and literacy skills; help family members understand the role they play in their child’s development; and boost a parent’s confidence and ability to positively affect his/her child’s learning skills. Across seven weeks, parents and children are immersed in storytelling, art, music, drama, puppetry as parents learn how to enhance the language and literacy skills in their preschoolers, while children participate in activities with learning facilitators.
To learn more, contact Chief Learning Officer Shannon Blady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Power is an embedded outreach program that is delivered to children in grades K through 2nd grade in schools, designed to empower children to heal, grow and develop through play. For 15 years and counting, the program has been shaped around children’s literature, music, art, dramatic play and creative expression, and continues to serve students in New Orleans with its focus on play and social and emotional learning.
To learn more, contact In Dialogue Director, Holly Dalferes at email@example.com.
Water Pathways is an immersive experience in environmental stewardship for New Orleans third grade students that includes an in-depth teacher visit to the Museum with a focus on stewardship and sustainability; an educational school visit from our Steward’s Ship and outreach coordinator; a structured field trip for third graders using the 100-foot-long Mississippi River water table, Sedimentation Table, and Floating Classroom as three learning platforms to better understand the science and engineering of regional water management; and a follow-up meeting with students and teachers to reflect on the learning and experiences.
To learn more, contact Sustainability Director Maria Comiskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nola Readers 2.0
We are excited to offer an engaging literacy and literature experience to all public school second graders in the City of New Orleans! Nola Readers 2.0 includes a FREE field trip to the New Orleans Public Library and to the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
In addition to the free field trip, each student in the program will receive a copy of our selected book I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes. Teachers will also receive a class book and supplemental learning materials designed by educators from the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the New Orleans Public Library. This experience will be held on the following Mondays: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15.
If you are a second-grade teacher in a public school in New Orleans and you’re interested in this experience, please join us for a special information session at the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
To learn more, contact Chief Learning Officer Shannon Blady at email@example.com or click the button to register.