Art Lab for Kids: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

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Explore how to help kids become responsible digital citizens with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC). Kids and parents will join SEEC directors Meredith McMahon and Cynthia Raso to explore ways to encourage kindness and empathy by processing emotions in a healthy way. Kids will practice calming exercises like drawing in Procreate or sketching in the Notes app on iPad.

For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.

Meredith McMahon

Executive Director

Meredith McMahon has worked in early childhood education for over 25 years. She believes that children are capable learners, especially when offered hands-on, experiential opportunities.

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Cynthia Raso

Director of Office Engagement

Cynthia Raso’s work explores how museums and other learning environments support the development of children. She has a master’s degree in art history and has been teaching in museums for over 20 years.

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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


The mission of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center is to provide educational programs to children. The program is housed at the Smithsonian Institution.

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