Our Music program provides children with the opportunity to learn music in developmentally appropriate ways; supports cognitive, emotional, social and physical development; gives parents enjoyable and significant ways to relate to their children; engages at -risk children; and enhances happiness and well-being within our school community.
Using curriculum and songs from The Learning Groove, we teach music and movement classes weekly, integrating current classroom themes and topics through the year. Classroom teachers then follow through on the weekly sessions, adapting activities to their curriculum needs and interests. Recordings, songbooks, and teaching materials are provided to each classroom and children ” bring the music home” for parent-child musical play, sharing the songs and activities learned in school. Children learn from the model of music participation set by both parents and classroom teachers, and the joy of extended family music in school and at home creates a natural circle of learning that builds parent-child, parent-teacher and parent-school relationships.