Educators Rank Abrakadoodle Programs Superior
Each year Abrakadoodle surveys principals and educational directors at community locations offering Abrakadoodle art enrichment programs. The 2008 results are in and Abrakadoodle has scored a “Superior” rating with an average of 9 out of a possible 10, with 10 being the most favorable response.
“Beautiful, finished works of art are taken home each week. Level of instruction is outstanding! Thank you for an excellent program.” ~ Anne Honn, East Silver Spring Elementary, Silver Spring, Maryland
“We love what you do and how you do it!” ~ Anne Lewis, St. Peter’s Catholic School, Fallbrook, California
“”I am very happy with the Abrakadoodle program and my students really like it!” ~ Kate Porter, Jefferson Barnes Elementary, Westland, Michigan
“I am so impressed with the company – everything is handled and organized – from supplies to projects! The staff is exceptional! Love the concept!” ~ Marcie Mills, Paradise Valley Country Club, Paradise Valley, Arizona
“Great program for kids to enjoy and bring out the creativity in them.” ~ Pat Buttermore, Woodland Hills Elementary, Kingwood, Texas
“We’ve been taking these classes for over a year now and each class is completely new. The kids learn and have fun!” ~ Mary Possidente, Brown Home School, Baltimore, Maryland
“I think it is great for kids to get an opportunity (at a young age) to explore a variety of art materials and techniques, Thanks!” ~ Erin Link, Shakopee Community Education, Shakopee, Minnesota
“Abrakadoodle provides “different media – creative projects and very organized, appropriate level learning. The teacher is spectacular. Kids love the projects.” ~ Linda Grodin, Walden Montessori, Bethesda, Maryland
“I Love the Abrakadoodle program. Our kids love it and it is the nicest group of people to work with.” ~ Rose Murphy, Emerson School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rosemarie Hartnett, Co-founder and President of Abrakadoodle remarked, “My partner Mary Rogers and I are so enthusiastic about the amazing results from our survey, which clearly reflects the system-wide passion for children’s art education, as well as the consistent delivery of high quality programs. This is quite an accomplishment.”
Mary Rogers, M.Ed., award-winning Co-founder & CEO of Abrakadoodle, commented, “During tough economic times, I think we see a couple of trends. First, many schools and community education providers are forced to cut back on beneficial enrichment programs. Second, consumers tend to look very intensely at program quality. I am particularly heartened by our superior customer satisfaction rating, which demonstrates our effectiveness at delivering high quality art enrichment programs to benefit families, school administrators and site partners.”
Abrakadoodle is a comprehensive, standards-based art education solution that is designed to be integrated into the teaching day as a school’s main art program. A national program, Abrakadoodle works with schools around the country by providing a multi-arts curriculum, a trained art specialist and safe nontoxic art materials in our programs for preschool and school age children. In addition to its integrated instructional program, Abrakadoodle also offers highly regarded art enrichment classes, after school programs, in-school field trips, as well as engaging vacation and summer camp programs. As part of its creative concept, Abrakadoodle also delivers children’s art parties. The company is celebrating its fifth year of offering art enrichment programs for children ages 20 months to 12 years old.
Established in 2002 by award-winning educator/franchise developer Mary Rogers, MA.Ed. and children’s services franchising expert Rosemarie Hartnett, Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive national art education company of its kind. You can find Abrakadoodle in schools and community sites, providing integrated art instruction, as well as a wide array of art classes, camps and birthday parties for children ages 20 months to 12 years old. Abrakadoodle’s programs inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in such art forms as painting, sculpting, mosaics, collage, digital design, paper and fabric art, stamping, sketching, anime, studio art, foil embossing, and more. The magic behind Abrakadoodle is the creative energy between a child and his/her art materials ignited by a well-trained teacher. Abrakadoodle uses safe, high quality art materials in its classes in partnership with Crayola®. The imaginative curriculum is developed by artists and educators and exceeds National Standards for Visual Arts Education. Abrakadoodle publishes an informative blog, “Art for Creative Kids,” which is dedicated to children’s creativity: http://abrakadoodle.blogspot.com. For imagination-boosting online art activities, try Abrakadoodle’s top-rated widgets at http://www.abrakadoodle.com/kidsgamelist.html.
Karin Machusic, Director of PR
Mary Rogers, Co-founder & CEO
Rosemarie Hartnett, Co-founder & COO