Early Learning Week is a Wrap!

Over Early Learning Week’s five days and 20+ hours of residency sessions, we danced, sang, moved, laughed, and learned! In total, more than 3,500 children along with 300 teachers and caregivers from 16 Maryland Counties tuned in to Early Learning Week’s 20+ hours of programming. A huge thank you to everyone who attended!

Early Learning Week was packed with engaging, arts-integrated residencies and on-demand Family Involvement Workshops led by amazing Wolf Trap trained teaching artists. Learn more about each artist and explore their available programs: Caroline Ferrante, Maria-Ines-Tripodi, Mary Fields, and Katherine Lyons.

Check out what a few attendees had to say about the experience:

— “I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the week as did my students!”

— “I loved how Ms. Lyons used props and toy animals to support her lesson in order to help students gain a better understanding of the details and sequence of events that occurred in the story. As the teacher, I am grateful to have learned how to say goodbye in another language.”

— “My son keeps talking about cooperation and working together [the themes in Ms. Caroline’s residency], so that was a major takeaway for us!”

Interested in more high quality, arts-integrated early learning experiences? Check out the many options to do just that, below!

Sign up for our Early Learning Video Portal! Thanks to support from the Maryland State Department of Education and partnership with Ready At Five, ALL Marylanders can access this library of 50+ artist-led educational experiences through June! Learn more and register for access here!

Register for a FREE Arts Integrated Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10am! This virtual workshop, “Good Vibrations All Day Long,” led by teaching artist Sue Trainor, will offer practical strategies that caregivers and parents of young children can use throughout the day to manage focus and transitions, encourage social-emotional and oral literacy skills, develop basic musical chops, and have loads of fun at the same time! PLUS: We are able to offer all participants Core of Knowledge Hours through MSDE’s Office of Childcare.

How to Stay Connected and Book Programs:

What We Offer: We offer a range of programs for early learners, from assembly performances to Family Involvement Workshops to Wolf Trap residencies for infants and toddlers and grades PK & K. Visit our website here for more information on programs!

To Book a Program: For information on booking programs and bringing an artist into your center or classroom, please contact Shana Teel ([email protected]), our amazing Senior Early Learning Coordinator.