The 2009-2010 school year has hit its stride, and Americans for the Arts has given parents, educators, administrators and students five days of arts in education focused blog entries from leading experts in the field. This elite field of bloggers includes Wolf Trap's own Mimi Flaherty Willis, our Senior Director for Education. Mimi offers a three part entry titled "The Arts Education Constituency Spectrum, where she discusses the necessity for broadening arts education programs and advocacy outside the confines of the K-12 demographic, particularly into the pre-k and post-high school age groups. She advocates that if we limit ourselves in scope, "we miss the big compelling picture and the larger message."
She goes on to discuss her work here at Wolf Trap as head of our Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts and our Internship Program, and the impact we strive to make upon each distinct age group. I implore you to read each entry; they are concise, informative, and engaging.