DeltaArts Wolf Trap & Aesthetic Education Programs

DeltaArts Wolf Trap & Aesthetic Education Programs

Northeast Region
West Memphis, Arkansas
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Founded in 1981, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts provides arts-in-education programming for children ages 3-5 and for their teachers and families through the disciplines of drama, music, and movement. Regional programs of the Institute are located throughout the country. DeltaArts (formerly Crittenden Arts Council) is the sponsor and administrator of Delta Wolf Trap serving Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The program includes Teacher Professional Development, Classroom Residencies, and Family Workshops. The purpose of the program is to encourage teaching and learning in and through the arts with an emphasis on improving academic, social, and gross and fine motor skills. Emergent literacy is a specific focus. All participating classes receive a copy of the Wolf Trap Stages for Learning, a handbook of age appropriate drama, music, and movement activities for 3 to 5 year olds. Delta Wolf Trap has trained professional artists who conduct the residencies and workshops. Available in Arkansas: • Seven or One Week Residencies for Crittenden and all adjoining counties • One Week Residencies available for all other counties.

Delta Wolf Trap artist Sandy Kozik completed the professional development workshop, " Arts Inclusion: Engaging Special Needs Students in Your Residencies," presented by Richard Jenkins on May 19, 2012


Delta Wolf Trap is a program of DeltaArts (formerly Crittenden Arts Council) in West Memphis, AR. It is one of 15 regional Wolf Trap programs in the nation. DWT is a regional program for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, which is administered by the Education Department of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia. DeltaArts acquired oversight of DWT in June 2003 from the Memphis Arts Council. DWT inherited a roster of trained Wolf Trap artists and as a result of Memphis's work in dance, was selected as one of three pilot program sites in the nation for the Smart Start program focusing on dance. A model residency is seven weeks with twice weekly visits to the classroom. The program is designed for 3-5 year olds.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Eastern Arkansas counties
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: The teacher must be a participant in the residency activities.