Why is creative art an important part of the child care curriculum?
Creative art helps children develop across many domains. By engaging in art activities, children practice a variety of skills and progress in all areas of development. Creative art helps children grow in physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development. Creative art activities focus on the process over the product, meaning what the children do while creating art is far more important than what the finished product looks like. These experiences foster growth and development in children.