Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts, offers dynamic experiences for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic mansion, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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St. Mary's Child Center at Newfields Preschool


Program Description

Through a partnership with St. Mary’s Child Center, Newfields offers an on-campus preschool for children ages 3 to 5.

Anchored in Reggio Emilia inspired teaching, daily the children experience original works of art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; explore The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, historic Lilly House, Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, and The Garden; and work on


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Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Multi-Discipline, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Subject: Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Social Emotional Learning
Population Served Pre-K, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Length of :Program 2 1/2 hours


Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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  • St. Mary\\\\\\'s Child Center at Newfields Preschool