Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Aesthetic Education Program for the visual perception development of children of five years of age. Method: In the experimental design, pre-test and post-test were performed by using the control group. The study group consisted of 36 five years old children, 18 in the experimental group and 18 in the control group who were attending to Kocaeli University Practice Kindergarten in 2016-2017 academic year. Children in the experimental group participated in the Aesthetic Education Program twice a week for ten weeks in addition to preschool education programs. As data collection tools were used to ”Personal Information Form“ and “Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception” which were developed by Frostig (1961). Results: In the pretest and posttest scores of the Frostig Visual Perception Test and sub-sections of the experimental group, no significant difference was found except for the Shape-Surface Separation sub- sections. No statistically significant difference was found between the pretest and posttest scores of the Frostig Visual Perception Test and sub- sections of the control group. There was no statistically significant difference between the experimental and control group Frostig Visual Perception Test and post-test scores. Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it was found that there was a significant difference in the Aesthetics Education Program, Shape-Surface Separation sub- sections, while there was no similar difference for the other sub- sections and total sectionof visual perception. It was found that the Aesthetic Education Program had no effect on visual perception.
Keywords: Aesthetic, Aesthetic Education Program, Visual Perception, Prschool Education