CTC’s Community Access Week of subsidized performances

CTC was thrilled to offer a week of fully-subsidized performances to The Biggest Little House in the Forest, a play developed specifically for ages 2-5, March 17 through the 22. This special Community Access Week provided fully-subsidized tickets and transportation to CTC for invited community guests, followed by a tour of the production to five community sites. Before and after the performances, CTC sent Early Bridges program Teaching Artists to classrooms for enriching theatre arts-based activities with the children.

The Early Bridges program, part of Neighborhood Bridges, is CTC’s unique early childhood literacy program that combines interactive storytelling and theatre arts with best practices in early childhood, based on the research that theatre experiences support young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and creative play skills, as well as crucial language development.

CTC is proud to serve the following 2014-2015 Early Childhood Initiative Community Partners during Community Access Week and throughout the year:

Anishinabe Academy Pre-K, Autism Society of MN, Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary Pre-K, Bdote Learning Center, Bruce Vento Elementary Pre-K, Church of the Ascension, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Jabbok Family Services, Jeremiah Program, Joyce Preschool, Kateri House, La Creche Early Childhood Center, Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center at Phyllis Wheatley, Northside Child Development Center, Parents in Community Action (PICA) Head Start, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary, People Serving People, Siembra Montessori at Centro, St. Paul Music Magnet Pre-K, St. Stephens Human Services, Way to Grow, Wayside Family Treatment Center

Community Access Week is part of CTC’s Early Childhood Initiative, which respects and encourages the playful nature of audience members ages 2-5 by developing age-specific plays, classes and camps, and early literacy programs.