It's never too early to immerse kids in creative arts — and the Arkansas Arts Center takes that to heart with their free program at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center.

Art Start! is a once a month program for toddlers through preschool-age children. The program includes age-appropriate stories, activities and a make-and-take art project. 

Each month, the story or book will connect with a particular piece of art. Preschoolers will also get a to make-and-take project will connect in some way to the story or artwork and will often give children a chance to try a new art medium.

Art Start! takes place on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. In the past, it took place at the Arkansas Arts Center, but since the museum is now undergoing massive renovations, it takes place at the Children's Library.

The schedule for the fall semester is Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

For more information on Art Start! and to stay up-to-date on the upcoming events, visit the Arkansas Arts Center website