Maryland Wolf Trap

In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood and Ready At Five, Arts for Learning Maryland will host a series of SIX FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS for educators and caregivers with our Wolf Trap-trained artists.

Through engaging theatre, music, and dance activities, participants will learn simple strategies for integrating the arts into their classroom and daily home routines.

JANUARY–MAY 2022

Arts for Learning is able to offer workshop participants Core of Knowledge hours through MSDE's Office of Child Care.

Please contact Hana Morford at [email protected] with questions.

Free Family Involvement Workshops for Caregivers and Educators

Designed for caregivers and early childhood educators, these one-hour workshops will engage families in fun, joyful arts activities that support learning in the home.

Free Professional Development Workshops for Educators

These 90-minute workshops will support early childhood educators in discovering new arts strategies that support the development of our youngest learners in the classroom.

MARCH 5, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 AM

For Caregivers and Educators of Children Ages 0-6

BOOKS IN REHEARSAL

with Jennifer Ridgway

Jennifer takes us through the creative processes that allow theatre artists to collaborate and build an imagined world in order to explore identified topics, themes, and interests. Come with your favorite character from a favorite children’s book in mind and get ready to dive into roles and learn through play.

MAY 7, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 AM

For Caregivers and Educators of Children Ages 0-6

GOOD VIBRATIONS ALL DAY LONG

with Sue Trainor

Almost everyone enjoys music—our brains are wired in a way that engages with the patterns and sequences of musicality. This workshop will offer several 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 some very basic musical chops, and have loads of fun at the same time!

FEBRUARY 5, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 AM

For Caregivers and Educators of Children Ages 0-6

I COME FROM…

with Maria Ines Tripodi

This interactive family involvement workshop is inspired by the book Where Are You From by Yamile Saied Mendez. Incorporating text, movement, and storytelling, we will work together to create and share our own stories of family, ancestry, and belonging.

Registration is closed.

JANUARY 8, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 AM

For Caregivers and Educators of Children Ages 0-6

BOOKS CAN DANCE!

with Laura Schandelmeier

Learn how to bring a book to life through movement using fun strategies while encouraging early literacy and math concepts. Find out what’s inside the dance box, go on a scavenger hunt, and tippy tap to the beat of a drum! Wear some comfy clothes, grab some water, and make some space to move in this interactive workshop.

Registration is closed.

MARCH 12, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 AM

For Educators of Children Ages 0-3

DANCE BABY DANCE!

with Laura Schandelmeier

Learn strategies to strengthen children’s fine and gross motor skills and encourage cognitive development. Find ways to bring books to life and extend the story off the page. Wear some comfy clothes, grab some water, and make some space to move in this interactive workshop.

APRIL 2, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 AM

For Educators of Children Ages 0-3

DRAMATIC PLAY LIKE AN ACTOR

with Jennifer Ridgway

Jennifer takes you and your young learners into the rehearsal hall to investigate children’s books like actors analyze a script. Using the actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination to build on prior knowledge helps children make sense of the world around them and elevates imaginative play!

Thank You to Our Partners!