The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts™ is an internationally respected program that provides innovative arts-based teaching strategies and services to early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, and their children from 0 to 5 through the disciplines of drama, music, and movement.

Each year, the Wolf Trap Institute's local, regional, national, and international programs provide educational services for more than 55,000 young children, their parents, educators, and teaching artists.

Professional Development Workshops for teachers, Classroom Residencies, and other collaborations between performing artists and early childhood professionals serve to: enrich and motivate the teacher's professional development; engage young children in active, creative learning experiences; energize efforts to bring parents and caregivers together into the classroom; and enliven the classroom environment. As Wolf Trap Institute activities are woven into the curriculum, the arts become a new way of teaching, learning, and knowing. The Institute employs Teaching Artists—professional actors, dancers, storytellers, and musicians—to provide services to the early childhood community.