The Wolf Trap Institute

 

The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a program of the Wolf Trap Foundation, was established in 1981 under a grant from the Early Head Start Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the Institute is to train early childhood professionals in the use of performing arts techniques, which help young children learn basic academic concepts (e.g. colors, shapes, and numbers) as well as life skills (e.g. hand washing, sharing, and problem solving).

With the assistance of the Wolf Trap Institute, teachers and parents can help their children improve in the following areas:

  • Emergent literacy
  • Self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Group awareness and socialization skills
  • Problem=solving skills
  • Ability to concentrate and remember
  • Gross and fine motor control
  • Awareness of individual creativity
  • Motivation and enthusiasm for learning
  • Conceptual and verbal skills

 

DeltaARTS is one of 16 national Wolf Trap sites offering five-day or 16-visit/8-week Literacy or STEAM based residencies

 

Program Components include the following:

  • Wolf Trap teaching artist working with children ages 3-5
  • Classroom residencies
  • Teacher/Artist planning meetings
  • Parent/Family workshops
  • Professional Development for teachers