Prelude Preschool of the Arts builds on a distinguished tradition of early childhood arts education at the Community Music School of Springfield. Since its very beginnings, CMSS has been committed to opening the doors to the wonders of the art and music for young children. Prelude welcomes children as young as 2 years 9 months.
Prelude is housed in our magnificent Art Deco building with state of the art classrooms, music performance space, and a private outdoor play area.
Prelude curriculum is based on the belief that children are active participants in the learning process and that they learn and express their understanding of concepts in many creative and artistic languages.
Prelude is the only arts-integrated early childhood education program in Western Massachusetts. The program incorporates the study of Suzuki violin, guitar, percussion, children’s chorus, dance, yoga, foreign language and visual arts within a comprehensive academic curriculum. All artist residencies are taught by specialists distinguished in their respective fields of expertise.
Our unique program features:
Comprehensive Academic Arts-Integrated Curriculum
Language and Literature
Music, Dance and Visual Arts
Social and Cultural Studies