About the P. Buckley Moss Foundation

Mission Statement
The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways.

About the Foundation
The Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of over 15,000 members worldwide. The Society's local chapters use creative fundraisers to support charitable projects within their communities.
 
As a humanitarian role model to the Society, Pat Moss is noted for her charitable endeavors, one of which is the education of children.  She believes art in all of its forms must be an integral part of the curriculum, especially to help children with learning differences succeed in school.  Pat frequently speaks to groups to help improve their understanding of children who learn differently.  Pat has actively promoted educational programs in the USA, Japan and Panama.  Thus, the Foundation exists specifically to encourage using the visual and performing arts in all educational programs, but especially in those programs involving children who learn differently.

Goals of the Foundation
  • To provide a forum for sharing innovative methods and how to use the arts in teaching and disseminating these methods nationally and internationally.
  • To furnish published materials that provide teaching strategies and activities incorporating the arts into the classroom curriculum.
  • To develop collaborative relationships with arts and education-based organizations.
  • To recognize teachers who effectively use the arts in their classroom programs to teach children who learn differently.
  • To develop and conduct art education programs for pre-school children to introduce the arts into their early educational experience.