DWT is a partnership between a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist (TA) and an early childhood educator to provide professional development for teachers in the classroom – while engaging children in music, dance, and imaginative play.
A typical 16-session residency uses arts-integrated strategies to promote literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) development that teachers can use to foster young children’s learning and development. DWT was established in 1998 and is modeled after the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts program in Vienna, Virginia. DiAE is one of 23 international affiliates. DiAE is the only provider of this type of program in the State of Delaware.