During Toddler Thursdays, museum educators encourage participants to engage in hands-on art making, listen to a story read aloud, and view a featured artwork. An initiative to improve the accessibility and quality of family programs led to a conversation between museum staff and university researchers. Funded by grant support, researchers evaluated the program through various methods and provided recommendations. The presenters will share the evaluation outcomes, challenges and successes from their ongoing process, and insights on quality improvement through interdisciplinary collaboration. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Kyong Ah Kwon, Meghan Welch, Nicole Cromartie