Arts Alive! program is our Early Learning art program. The MACK offers a monthly program to support our educational partners: McCormick County’s First Steps and Head Start. We target early learning and visual arts standards and actively work toward helping to close the 30,000,000-word gap in early literacy. Our program works towards the goals outlined in the Profile of the Ready Kindergartner and provides projects designed to prepare our youngest students for continued learning. Instructors work with students and staff to create art projects and demonstrate the benefits of using the arts while educating children.