Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

Springboard to Learning is the only Missouri affiliate of the National Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. The Wolf Trap professional development model helps to prepare young children for a lifetime of learning by educating, modeling, and coaching host teachers in how to use active, multi-sensory, arts-integrated learning experiences in the classroom.

Springboard professional performing artists, specially trained in the Wolf Trap model, partner with early childhood educators in the classroom to provide developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated learning strategies within the framework of their early childhood curriculum. Teaching strategies incorporate singing, dancing, role-playing, and storytelling. To help build teachers’ arts-integration skills, the Wolf Trap Institute professional development model pairs early childhood educators with professional teaching artists—musicians, dancers, actors, storytellers, and puppeteers—to train through classroom residencies.

For more information, visit springboardstl.org/early-learning.

Audience: PK-K, Educators
Format: Residency, Professional Development
Curriculum Connections: All

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