Michele helped to create the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Performing Arts program;

As a master artist with the Institute she has traveled all over the country doing residencies, teacher training and family workshops promoting the use of performing arts in early childhood education since the Institute’s inception in 1981.

Now Michele is traveling in a com-plimentary direction with a workshop

and keynote based on her newest CD

“Little Ditties for Itty Bitties.”

Workshop: Ready, Set, Let’s Play!

Michele Valeri and Ingrid Crepeau have presented their work at Early Childhood conferences all over the country, including the annual NAEYC national conferences.  They are constantly working with teachers and children in the classroom, doing residencies on integrating puppetry, music and song writing into the daily routine of the preschool experience.   

In this workshop Ingrid will give everyone an “Anything” puppet to keep.   She’ll involve the audience in an interactive demonstration on how to bring a puppet to life. For her part Michele will lead the audience in singing new songs she has written from her CD “Little Ditties for Itty Bitties: Songs for Infants and Toddlers”  Ingrid and Michele know their techniques work; and want to share their enthusiasm for using performing arts with infants and toddlers with you, their teachers and caregivers. So Get Ready! Get Set!  Let’s Play!

Keynote: Ready, Set, Imagine! 

In this keynote Ingrid, two time
Emmy winning puppeteer, and Michele,
Grammy nominated musician, will offer
practical applications of their art forms
for use with preschoolers and with
infants and toddlers. They relate
stories of their own experiences with
teachers and children they have
shared their art forms with over the
years  So Get Ready! Get Set!  Let’s
play together!  This keynote is inter-
active and intergenerational.

Workshop participants respond to Michele’s Workshops

    "Great!  Inspiring!  And with the hearts of children at the root!"

    "This workshop was the best that I have attended yet!  4 chilies!"

    "Truly outstanding presenter!  She's fabulous!  Knowledgeable, creative, highly talented!"

    "Great ideas you can use anywhere and anytime at work and at home. Loved it. Thank you!"

Ready, Set, Let’s Play:Teacher & Caregiver Training


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