Music – Day Care Center
The Music Program Curricula is composed of individual lessons presented on various age-related levels, including Infant (6 weeks to 12 months), Toddler (12 to 24 months), Mini (2-year olds), Introductory Level (3-years old), Level I (4- & 5-years old), and Level II (Kindergarten/1st Grade students). Each level is designed to function both independently and as a step along a learning continuum, as essential music concepts are introduced within each level, and each level includes new and interesting material appropriate for the child’s developmental age and sophistication. Therefore, children obtain the benefits of an on-going learning process regardless of the level in which they join the program, and children who experience the various levels continuously are simply provided with a more comprehensive musical and educational experience.
Children learn concepts such as Tempo (fast and slow), Dynamics (loud and soft), Pitch (high and low), Music Appreciation (emphasis on Haydn’s “Toy Symphony” & “Surprise Symphony,” Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” multicultural genres, et al.), Creative Movement and Multi-Cultural Songs, Dances, and Activities (introduction to traditional folk music and games from around the world) along with an introduction to various types of Percussion Instruments. Through active participation in our innovatively designed readiness games (including Follow the Leader, Music Bingo, Grab Bag Game, Go Fish, and the Rhythm Box Game), we introduce Keyboard Vocabulary to our Level I students and Music Notation to our Level II students.