The course provides students with an overview of information and strategies for integrating the creative arts into the early childhood curriculum. It includes experiences to help prospective teachers understand the role the creative arts play both in supporting children's development and informing learning in other disciplines. Students explore drama, movement, music and visual arts for children, birth through fourth grade, from the perspective of child development theories. Connections between the arts, individual development and curricular subjects guide the course. This integrationist approach views the arts as meaningful sources of expression, culture, learning and joy.