The arts in early childhood education offer children a wealth of social-emotional, cognitive, and motor development opportunities. Through engagement with music, dance, and visual arts, children are able to learn social skills, emotional regulation, increased language skills, and improve gross and fine motor skills.
Wolf Trap Early Learning Programs: Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland- Early Learning Video Portal, provides all Maryland families and educators with over 50 videos delivering engaging strategies and led by Wolf Trap artists. This growing library of Early Learning videos engage young children and caregivers in joyful arts experiences and instruction by Wolf Trap teaching artists.
As a result of the generous support of the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood, as well as the partnership of Ready At Five, Young Audiences' Early Learning Video Portal is now FREE for all Maryland families and educators through June 2022.
After registering for on the portal, parents and caregivers will be able to search videos by child's age, art form, or subject. These videos feature enthusiastic teaching artists that deliver a variety of performance art experiences for children to foster their development in a variety of critical areas. Child will learn to do the Bubble Dance with Ms. Maria, Growing Seeds with Mr. Alden, particpate in a Story Chant with Mr. Elias, or be a Tap Mathematition with Ms. Quynn. There are a variety of fun and engaging experiences for young children that will get them up, moving, and having fun all while improving in all areas of development. For those parents and caregivers who are unable to take their children to performance art experiences, this portal is the perfect way to incorporate the arts into their instruction. Register for free at yamd.org/programs/early-learning.
Wolf Trap Early Learning Programs. (2021). Retrieved 13 October 2021, from https://www.yamd.org/programs/early-learning/