Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Parent Resources

As a parent, you want what's best for your child, but there are so many more distractions and opportunities today. How do you sift through the overwhelming data and find the treasures? Perhaps you can with a little help from some friends! The following resources will be of use to today's involved and resourceful parent.

The Guide To Children's Art Activities

AHCMC's twice-yearly Guide features after-school and summer programs for children 3 to 18 from arts and humanities organizations in Montgomery County. View the latest Guide here

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS)

AEMS is a statewide partnership dedicated to advancing the cause of arts as a basic component of public education for all Maryland schoolchildren. Visit their website

Imagine Nation

Over the past two years a number of studies indicate that current educational approaches stifle both students and educators by focusing on a definition of "the basics" that ignores the competencies demanded by the complexities and opportunities of modern life. Visit their website

National Association for Music Education (MENC)

MENC's mission is to advance music education as a profession and to ensure that every child in America has access to a balanced, sequential, high-quality education that includes music as a core subject of study. Visit their website

Additional Resources

Compendium of Arts Education Research from Americans For the Arts

Why Arts Education Matters: A Conversation with Derek E. Gordon

This conversation with Derek E. Gordon, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and former senior vice president for the Kennedy Center, discusses the place of the arts in a comprehensive education.

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