"The Best Tools Possible"High quality early childhood education is essential to giving children the best possible start in school and in life.In the first years of life, the brain forms one million new neural connections every second. Those connections provide the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health.
The challenge for teachers, whose mandate is to make sure children develop a daunting array of academic and social skills during this short window of time, is to be highly creative in the classroom. In order to meet the challenge. Teachers need the best tools possible. A San Antonio Wolf Trap residency provides 8 weeks of effective professional development that teachers describe as relevant, hands-on, and sustained over time.As a National affiliate of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning, theArtsFund is backed by more than 35 years of experience, leveraging the power of the performing arts to engage learners and empower educators.
"It assists in developing and building vocabulary through movement. It was a benefit, as a professional, to allow myself to explore other avenues to produce a system in classroom management, interacting through literacy and incorporating other content areas." - Heritage Elementary, Southside ISD, 2017, Mrs. Cameron, Teacher