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Introducing Whole Child Arts

Thank you for being a part of Bubbles Academy’s growth over the past 15 years!
We cherish the connections with families, friends and local businesses that have grown along with us.

We have always had the goals of supporting new parents, young children and the arts throughout our community, and now we are becoming more intentional about reaching those goals on a broader scale. We are beyond excited to announce the development of a new phase for Bubbles Academy, a passion project to bring the things we love most about Bubbles Academy out to the greater community, and create more opportunities for accessible programming in our flagship space.

Whole Child Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transformative arts education to children from birth to five years in underserved areas of Chicago and beyond. We are “Whole Child” because we focus on helping parents, caregivers and teachers understand how to support children’s growth in all domains of development: Cognitive, Physical, Social-Emotional, Language & Learning Approaches – all through arts and play.

A large piece of our welcoming-in strategy involves building a community nature playground outside our space to be enjoyed by families at Bubbles Academy, and a green space and gathering area to host free arts programming for all.

To spread the word and jumpstart our fundraising efforts for Whole Child Arts, we are throwing two special events at our space at 2184 N Elston. In order to meet our goals for expanding our parent-child programming and build the nature playground, we are working to raise $50,000.

• The Whole Child Arts Launch Gala will be held on Friday, September 21st from  6-10pm and will include a silent auction.

 Bubblespalooza, 15th anniversary celebration and kids’ music festival will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-7pm.

You may find more information and additional ways to donate on our website, wholechildarts.org.

Thank you again for your kind support!

About The Author

Natalie Monterastelli

Natalie Monterastelli

I am a parent, teaching artist, writer, and entrepreneur who believes in the power of the Arts to help us connect, learn, and grow. My goal is to ignite wonder and compassion through my business (Bubbles Academy), nonprofit...

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