Port Discovery Children’s Museum has been awarded the 2010 MetLife Foundation and Association of Children’s Museums Promising Practice Replication Award for its programs for children with special needs. This is the second Promising Practice award the Museum has won in the past two years; Port Discovery was the recipient of the 2009 MetLife Foundation and Association of Children’s Museums Promising Practice Award for its community partnership with PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute.
The Replication Award included a grant that Port Discovery used to develop an online toolkit and “interactivity” training based on our award-winning programming. The toolkit provides other museums with sample components necessary to create similar programs for children with special needs and their caregivers. The kit also includes partnership suggestions, budget outlines and ways to evaluate program and partnership effectiveness.
Click here to access the toolkit.