Arts Integration: A Promising Approach to Improving Early Learning

Wolf Trap and the American Institutes for Research released research findings in the above-named study showing that students in Wolf Trap’s Early Childhood STEM Learning through the Arts program gained an additional 26-34 days of math learning, as compared to students in control groups.  The study was funded by a U.S. Department of Education’s Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination grant and examined an experimental program that took place in early childhood classrooms across Fairfax County Public Schools from 2010-2014.   This study helps to support the concept that the arts can be a powerful and effective way to teach young children.  A press release, short video, and related assets are available.