DWT residencies integrate math or literacy skills, performing arts strategies, and children’s books to engage children in active learning.
Delaware Wolf Trap 16-Session Residency includes:
- One pre-residency planning meeting: TA and classroom teacher to discuss the residency and curriculum.
- One observation session: Before beginning the classroom sessions, the TA visits to observe the class.
- Eleven classroom sessions: Each session is 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute debrief discussion between the classroom teacher and the TA.
- Three additional planning meetings: The TA trains the classroom teacher in achieving her art professional development goals.
- Resource Materials: Access to additional resources are available on the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts website.
“As a preschool teacher with NCC Head Start, I had the tremendous opportunity to work with Mr. George and the Delaware Wolf Trap program. I can attest the children looked forward to the visits every week. They consistently participated and enjoyed every lesson. As a teacher, I was able to incorporate several ideas into the classroom including the number counting book. Whenever we read a book in the classroom that had multiple characters or anything else that could be counted, the children would suggest we use the counting book.”
~Theresa Herfindahl, Site Coordinator, New Castle County Head Start
How DWT is funded
The Delaware Wolf Trap program is supported in part by the State of Delaware, and the Delaware Division of the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. Additionally, thanks to public and private foundations, DiAE can offer these residencies at a subsidized cost to Head Start and early learning centers.