Artscope’s philosophy is centered around the development of creative problem solving skills in young people.
By encouraging children to develop an idea and follow it through to a conclusion, using whatever materials and resources are available, we help them to build not only confidence in their own abilities, but an understanding of cause and effect and natural outcomes.
Artscope starts from a place of “yes”. In as much as is practical and safe, children’s questions of “Can we…?”, “Is it ok to…?”, and “May I…?” are answered in the affirmative and assistance and suggestions are offered only when asked for. While by no means are we officially affiliated, our day-to-day practices are informed most by the Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf educational philosophies.
We measure the success of our programs not only anecdotally through conversations with the children themselves and their adult caregivers, but as much as possible through academic partnerships that evaluate the long-term success of the children that we serve.