About This Program
Maryland Wolf Trap 16-Session Residency for Early Learning Classrooms
As the Maryland affiliate of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Young Audiences expands access to the arts for Maryland’s youngest students during the critical early learning years. Each program includes embedded professional development to build teachers’ skills and confidence in arts integration techniques so that the arts remain a strong part of their lessons after the residency ends. Teachers will learn effective ways to engage students in participatory activities that involve all the senses and encourage critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
16-Session residencies can focus on literacy or STEAM skills. Residencies:
Pair a highly-trained Wolf Trap teaching artist with classroom teachers.
Cover classroom sessions, as well as planning and evaluation time.
Include embedded professional development for teachers, imparting new arts strategies that can be infused into the curriculum every day.
Learn more about our Maryland Wolf Trap Artists:
“These are things I can actually do. I can change my voice when I read a story and the kids look forward to it and it helps them get out of their shell.”
"Everyone can participate in the arts. Through structure and repetition, we provide the opportunity for all students to be successful."
"This isn’t my thing—singing songs—and Diane worked with me and we developed a lesson together. It gave me ideas for the future for how to integrate art into my lessons.”