Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap

The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts™ is an internationally respected program that provides innovative arts-based teaching strategies and services to early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, and their children from 0 to 5 through the disciplines of drama, music, and

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7 Week Residency


Program description

Goals of Wolf Trap
• To impact student learning through arts integration
• To provide professional development to teachers in their own classrooms with their own students
• To work with teachers and parents to develop methods of making the arts a part of their daily interaction with children

Wolf Trap Model
• Partnership between a professional artist and an early childhood educator


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music, Puppetry, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Literacy, Math, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

to be determined by participating teacher and teaching artist

Available times:

to be determined by participating teacher and teaching artist

Length of program: 45 minutes/twice weekly

at participating school in the classroom(s)

Fees / Ticketing:

$1800 per classroom residency in Mecklenburg County.  For surrounding counties, there will be an additional travel fee based on distance.  Contact Kathryn for more details.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SL6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

NC Essential Standards:

From the NC Theatre Arts Essential Standards

K.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

K.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

K.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances.

Specifically: K.A.1.1 Recall the basic parts of a story, such as characters, setting, and events.

1.CU.2 Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.

Specifically 1.CU.2.1 Understand how to use appropriate behavior as an audience member.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes