Children's Community School (CCS) Waterbury, CT

Metamorphosis

            CCS is fortunate to have partners with businesses and groups throughout the area, providing valuable resources and projects for our students.  For this story, we introduce you to a non-profit organization based in Washington, CT called the After School Arts Project or ASAP!  Its mission is to foster creative, hands-on learning through the arts and they applied for a grant to bring their staff and expertise to CCS in something they called “The Metamorphosis Project.” 

It started in the spring of 2016 with a project on the water cycle teaching science concepts and vocabulary through art, design and engineering.  Students began by studying textiles, then dyed their own yarn using items from nature like turmeric, avocado and beetles (picture on left).  They wove their yarn onto hand-painted looms, exploring repeated patterns and painting techniques.  Teams were asked to design, diagram, engineer and create a textile representing a worldwide problem.  These textile pieces represented bacteria in the air and woven pieces to control algal bloom. 

A lively video about the project is on the photos page of our website.

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Children’s Community School lays the foundation for urban students' educational success by offering a robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong parent involvement.

     Children’s Community School (CCS) provides an educational alternative for low-income families living in the Waterbury area. CCS has been providing a unique, high-quality, private education for 48 years. The educational model and the support of hundreds of volunteers results in a 94% and higher on-time high school graduation rate of our children.


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