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Wolf Trap Institute Workshops are led by professional Master Teaching Artists specializing in puppetry, music, movement, and drama. All Master Teaching Artists have developed their workshops based on their extensive experience working with students and teachers in the early childhood classroom.

Available Workshops

A variety of workshops can be arranged in your community through the Institute’s local, regional, and national programs. In addition, a series of specific Workshops are held each spring and fall at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap.

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Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development WorkshopAt a Wolf Trap Institute Workshop you will experience

  •  a community of early childhood educators with similar interests, needs, and challenges
  •  the creative energy intrinsic to the arts
  •  a celebration of and respect for the craft of early childhood education
  •  inspiration in a picturesque, serene environment


At a Wolf Trap Institute Workshop you will learn

  •  unique and innovative arts-based teaching strategies that engage children
  •  about the clear connections between early childhood curriculum areas and developmentally appropriate performing arts skills
  •  new techniques to help you with classroom management and daily transitions
  •  how to employ questioning methods that will enable your goals and children's ideas to work collaboratively


Through the arts you will

  •  create and use simple hand puppets that your students will remember forever
  •  develop songs based on your favorite children's book that you and your students will love to sing
  •  create character voices, gestures, environmental sounds, and settings that will transform your classroom into a drama-filled story world
  • discover how creative movement can facilitate critical thinking


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Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182

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