Kids At Play: The importance of creativity in child development

August 25, MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N Laura Street, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., $12. Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. It has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Over the past several years, we’ve seen the arts cuts from school curriculum as well as from state and city funding. The arts don’t merely develop a child’s creativity — the skills they learn from the arts spill over into academic achievement. Join us as we hear from local leaders on play and its impact on a child’s development. Thanks to the experts joining us to discuss child development:
  •  Jackie Cornelius, retired principal for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
  •  Caitlín Doherty, Director for MOCA Jacksonville
  •  Jenny Lee Corvo, Researcher with specialties in neuroscience and psychology
  •  Allison Galloway-Gonzalez, Chief Program Officer for Cathedral Arts Project
  •  Jason Peoples, Executive Director for the Jacksonville Arts & Music School
  •  Joe Peppers, CEO for Kids Hope Alliance
  • Moderated by Karen Feagins, Vice President for Client and Community Relations for PNC Bank
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