Adventure Arts Academy
on these Core Values:
*Learning that centers on the “whole” child
Physical, musical, emotional, social, educational & spiritual. We plan enriching activities that stimulate, challenge and give opportunity for growth in all of these areas in an atmosphere where kindness, respect and responsibility are the platform for learning. Children are sponges, and soak up amazing learning of all kinds in the right environment!
*Words, actions and attitudes that bless
Fostering actions and reactions that are kind, patient, non-sarcastic, corrective and life-giving, thus creating an environment of community, friendship and trust.
*Personal care and responsibility
Children will practice self-care –i.e. washing hands, picking up after themselves, asking for forgiveness when wronging another, sharing, taking turns, etc...
Life, learning and magic “happens” as you live! Whether it’s showing grace to someone who knocked over your juice, dancing to a Brandenberg Concerto, or sighting a humming bird busily pollinating a flower, we can’t wait to seize these moments every day!
LIFE EXPERIENCE PROFILE:
Director and Lead teacher, Alicia Mock is a certified Kansas public elementary teacher (with 2 degrees from Kansas State University), a former preschool director, and licensed Kindermusik educator. She is a wife and mother of 4 who has spent the last 20+ years teaching and inspiring children of all ages. She has even spent some of those years homeschooling her own children. Alicia has also performed professionally on stages around the region, and has spent the last 7 years teaching internationally acclaimed "Kindermusik" at Church of the Resurrection.
Alicia, along with her husband, Cary (music teacher and professional singer/actor) also currently perform professionally together around the KC metro area. Cary, who also assists with the preschool program is a popular vocal and acting coach who teaches lessons out of their home. His colorful background includes many years teaching music and directing choirs in public schools, serving as worship/music pastor in 2 churches, and performing dozens of leading roles on many professional stages around the region. Cary and Alicia currently help lead worship at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Ks.
As parents who have done all we can to keep our children with us during their early tender years, we understand this isn't possible for all families. We understand that your children are your greatest treasure and we value the opportunity to teach and nurture every child in our care. These early years are precious beginnings which lay the foundation for all that they will become. We're convinced that adding a musically engaging element to learning touches areas of the brain like nothing else can!