National AffiliatesWolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts™

The Wolf Trap Institute has 17 National Affiliates located in the DC Metro area and throughout the country. Through a sponsoring organization, the Wolf Trap Institute is replicated in each community allowing this valuable program to reach many students, parents, and teachers across the country.

Professional Development Workshops

Wolf Trap Professional Development Workshops train early childhood educators in the use of performing arts techniques and strategies that help young children acquire basic emergent literacy and other learning and developmental skills. Sponsors can choose from a variety of expertly developed workshops centered around multidisciplinary arts, drama, puppetry, music, dance, and more.

Residencies in Preschool Classrooms

Sponsoring organizations in each community administer seven-week residencies using the Institute program model during which an artist comes to the preschool classroom and demonstrates for the teacher how the performing arts can be used to teach curriculum topics. During these residencies, artists and early childhood educators work together to develop, refine, and evaluate new performing arts teaching strategies.

Instructional Material

Stages for Learning: Performing Arts Activities for Preschool Children is a collection of performing arts-based curriculum strategies. Published by the Institute, Stages for Learning is available to early childhood educators who complete Wolf Trap residency training.

National Affiliate Sponsoring Organizations and Contact Information

Each affiliate may be contacted directly. If you prefer, contact the national office:

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts: DC, MD, VA; National and International Services
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182
703.255.1933 | 1.800.404.8461

Arizona Wolf Trap
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Fran Cohen
Phone: 480.874.4623

Delaware Wolf Trap
The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education
Wilmington, DE
Contact: Danny Peak
Phone: 302.992.1404

Delta Wolf Trap: Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi
Delta Arts
West Memphis, AR
Contact: Sandy Kozik
Phone: 870.732.6260

Detroit Wolf Trap, a El Arte Early Learning Program of Living Arts
Living Arts
Detroit, MI
Contact: Roberta Lucas
Phone: 313.841.4765

Georgia Wolf Trap
Alliance Theater at the Woodruff Center for the Arts 
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Michele Mummert
Phone: 404.733.4650

Kansas Wolf Trap
Arts Partners 
Wichita, KS
Contact: Lisa Muci
Phone: 316.262.4771 

Louisiana Wolf Trap
Young Audiences of Louisiana 
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Jenny James
Phone: 504.523.3525

Maryland Wolf Trap
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Kurtis Donnelly
Phone: 410.837.7577

Nashville Wolf Trap
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) 
Nashville, TN
Contact: Lattie Brown
Phone: 615.687.4287

New Jersey Wolf Trap
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Newark, NJ
Contact: Caitlin Evans Jones
Phone: 973.353.8033

New York City Wolf Trap
Creative Arts Team, City University of New York (CUNY)
New York, NY
Contact: Helen Wheelock
Phone: 212.652.2844

North Carolina Wolf Trap
Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Contact: Kathryn Bentley
Phone: 704.335.3047 

Rochester Wolf Trap
Young Audiences of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Contact: Jodi Beckwith
Phone: 585.530.2060 

Southern Nevada Wolf Trap
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Kim Russell
Phone: 702.749.2542

South Florida Wolf Trap
Arts for Learning/Miami
Miami, FL
Contact: Betsy Mullins
Phone: 305.576.1212

Western Pennsylvania Wolf Trap
Gateway to the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Carol Wolfe
Phone: 412.362.6982

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Contact Information

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

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