1st Voices of Children International Online Gallery

Be one of the five US early childhood setting to participate in the Voices of Children International Gallery!

Project Launches on November 19, 2021 and outcomes announced April 2022.

 

The Project

  • The Voices of Children International Project draws upon artworks, photographic images and written responses contributed by children from many different countries.
  • Children aged 3-6 years are invited to submit their artworks which describe their place in the world, including a brief written or recorded message.

Mission Statement

  • Children can and should influence the world around them. Through art children are empowered to share what is special about their lives, producing and creating individual and unique responses to share with other children across the world. 

Aims

  • The global pandemic impacting the world today has provided an impetus for children to become more globally aware, the need to care and have empathy for others and sustained time to better understand themselves and others. The Voices of Children project will clearly fulfill these aims.
  • Parents and educators play a significant role in assuring a child’s positive identity.
  • Educators, parents and children work together to create special artworks, which reflect the culture, or world in which they live. Harnessing the power of the Web children are able to share, explore other cultures and communicate visually to become a special community of “Voices of Children” participants.

Participating Early Childhood Settings will receive the following:

  • The L.A.U.G.H. App to download for free, for children to create their own Art Gallery
  • Instructional video for educators
  • The “Step by step process” on how to select the “3 best works & messages from children” to be displayed on the 1st Voices of Children International online Gallery
  • Instructional video for parents: To inform them about the project and to support their children at home
  • Access to the Voices of Children online Hub & community to upload children’s selected artworks & messages
  • Instructional Video with The Step by Step process to host the 1st Voices of Children exhibition "Curating, planning, and exhibiting children’s artwork"
  • Participating Schools: Will be acknowledged as Project Champions at a country level and internationally
  • Participating Educators: Will be acknowledged as Project Leaders at a country level and internationally and will receive their 1st Voices of Children Certificate of Recognition with (10) credits for CPD
  • Participating Children: Will receive their 1st Voices of Children Certificate of Achievement and will create their 1st Arts Gallery

 

For more information about the project visit the webpage.

To participate in the project complete the short application form. * In the Special Notes section mention Be Active Kids!

Testimonials

  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica, www.movingandlearning.com
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College
  • ECPAI

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books