CAP NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Head Start 'Builds Bridges' to Partner with Fulton Theatre
The Fulton Theatre partnered with Head Start again this year, culminating in a wonderful storytelling/theatre event for both children and families. The Fulton’s teaching artists led the children and teachers from four Head Start classrooms through dramatic retelling of the stories The Little Red Ant and the Big Crumb, Little Red Riding Hood, Anansi Plays Dead, and Paco and the Giant Chile Plant. Families attending the event were able to see their children’s growth in language and cognitive skills from these storytelling experiences.
The Building Bridges program, generously funded by PNC Bank and the Lancaster County Community Foundation, brought the Fulton’s teaching artists to 12 Head Start classes weekly in the city and across the county. Additionally nine classes participated as control groups to assess the effectiveness of the program.
Please go the Fulton’s Facebook page and see the delightful pictures of the children enjoying storytelling, theatre, rich language, and emotional connections to the story characters!