THE ART OF WISDOM
At The Art of Wisdom we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
...We are merely the structure in which children find the tools they need to give their imagination life. We are a conscious community environment designed as a movement to empower children through art, whom form lifelong friendships, and become mindful adults invested in their community...
Who We Are
Mission Statement and Center Philosophy
The Art of Wisdom (TAOW) is a nonprofit community-based center in East Quogue, New York whose mission is to empower and educate children through a focus on art, imagination, and communication. With an art-based curriculum and lessons grounded in the Tao Te Ching philosophy, TAOW offers a variety of programs, including preschool age programs, home school enrichment classes, summer art camp, after school programs and workshops.
We serve as a place of belonging and empowerment for children, where they can make loving and compassionate choices, and reach their full potential in becoming caring and responsible adults. A partnership of staff, parents, and community will help prepare students to be life-long learners who can become successful, productive future citizens. Our intention is to nurture the whole child, to make each girl and boy feel secure, loved, and well cared for. A child’s self-esteem and ability to interact with peers and adults are of the utmost importance. We address each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs through a well-planned, developmentally appropriate program steeped in convictions about community, preferences, equality, and fairness.
Our nurturing environment fosters learning, social interaction, speech, language and motor skills. Opportunities to make choices through integrated cooperative play, develop problem-solving skills, promote independence, and highlight the uniqueness of each individual child.