It’s never too early to introduce your child to art and the spaces where art flourishes. Infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating in early childhood education programs at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Held throughout VMFA’s campus, these programs for infants to preschoolers spark a natural sense of wonder and curiosity, while promoting self-expression and social development.
Registration for winter/spring classes at VMFA is now underway. Parents have several options to choose from depending on their child’s age.
Infants – ages 3 to 14 months
Enjoy rhyming activities, a tour for accompanying adults, simple stories in the galleries and safe art activities in the studio as you experience the museum with your baby.
Toddlers – ages 15 to 30 months
Foster your child’s growing mobility with new sensory and fine motor experiences. Singing and movement activities, engaging stories, exploratory art experiences and gallery walks stimulate budding curiosity. Monthly themes and different lessons weekly offer a variety of art-based learning activities.
Preschoolers – ages 2 ½ to 5 years
Innovative art lessons inspire imagination, individuality and creativity. Join us for hands-on experiential play and arts activities, exciting gallery tours and entertaining stories. With monthly themes different lessons weekly, there is an ever-changing changing line-up of experiences to stimulating your child’s creativity and learning.
Register for VMFA’s Early Childhood Education Programs online at VMFA.museum/Programs or by phone (804) 340-1405.