The way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact on future learning and success.

In partnership with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Arizona Wolf Trap uses arts integration to inspire children with a lifelong love of learning and of the performing arts. When you bring the arts into the classroom, you create joyful, active learning experiences that engage children in ways that can increase academic and social emotional development for all kinds of learners.

Ways to Engage with Arizona Wolf Trap

Wolftrap Workshop on the Stage
photo by Betty Hum

Early Childhood Arts-Integrated Residencies

Through a combination of teacher workshops, in-classroom residencies, a field trip, and teacher resources, Arizona Wolf Trap uses performing arts to help young learners master a variety of skills, including language development, gross and fine motor coordination, concentration, memory, verbalization, social emotional development, and positive self-image.

Collaborating with early childhood educators, professional teaching artists are placed in classrooms for seven weeks (14 sessions). These sessions use music, movement, and creative drama, puppetry, and storytelling to help children with curriculum topics. Special attention is given to language development and pre-math and pre-reading skills. Due to current health conditions, all residencies are available virtually. 

  • Grades: Pre-K–1
  • Fall registration deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Contact: Diane McNeal Hunt, Director, Arizona Wolf Trap, DianeMH@ScottsdaleArts.org

Wolf Trap Online Lessons

Designed to meet pre-K to kindergarten learning outcomes, Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists have created videos, teaching artist lesson plans, and classroom extension activities to be shared with you. With topics ranging from habitats to social emotional learning, these lessons are designed to be used in both the online and in-person classroom, and they are great for families too!