Early Childhood

Wolf Trap Trifecta: Early Childhood, Arts, and STEM

By Maureen Kelleher — September 15, 2010 1 min read
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(CORRECTION: The original version of this post included an incorrect dollar value for the grant. The correct amount is $1.15 million.)

In the world of education, I don’t think you can get hotter than a program that combines STEM, early childhood, and arts education all in one. No wonder the Department of Education awarded Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts a four-year, $1.15 million grant to merge STEM learning with the arts for young children in Fairfax County, Va. The well-timed press release comes in the middle of National Arts in Education Week.

Wolf Trap plans to bring arts-infused lessons on mathematical concepts like measurement and geometry to 1,440 pre-K and kindergarten students in Fairfax Title I schools. They’ve put together a three-minute video showing off teacher training held over the summer. The best part is watching the grownups participate in the lessons that they’ll be teaching their kids. You can take a look here:

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.