The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is proud to partner with the Wolf Trap
Foundation for the Performing Arts to bring educational, artistic and
inspirational programs to the National Park Service's first and foremost park
for the performing arts. Wolf Trap Farm, located in Northern Virginia, provides
world class programs and events to well over 550,000 visitors every year.
For 2006, The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation has awarded a major grant to the
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts in support of Baby
ARTSPLAY!, an integrated arts program for infants, toddlers, and their parents
and/or caregivers. Through a variety of ingeniously structured activities geared
to their constantly evolving abilities and cognitive capacities, Baby ARTSPLAY!
provides children from six months to three years old with a unique, holistic
learning experience through the medium of the performing arts. It’s an
unprecedented music, drama, and movement program – one which engages not only
the fertile imaginations of children, but the creative energies of their parents
and caregivers as well.
As the well-documented “Mozart Effect” has proven, it's never too early for
children to benefit from exposure to the arts. Consequently, The Catherine B.
Reynolds Foundation is proud to support Baby ARTSPLAY!, which will employ all
facets of the performing arts to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional,
and physical development of children once considered “too young” to appreciate