Now enrolling for Fall 2017!
- Fall 2017 classes begin the week of Labor Day (September 4, 2017)
- Monday classes begin the week of August 28 due to the Labor Day holiday
- Fall 2017 semester ends the week of December 4
- There are no classes the week of October 16-20 and the week of November 20-24
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The KinderCenter has classes for every stage of your child’s development.
Class Descriptions for Fall 2017:
Village: Infants up to 18 months
Kindermusik Village classes provide a special place where you can connect with your baby and other families through music and movement. Each week you’ll dance with your baby, share songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes. Joyful musical play stimulates your baby’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and engages her senses. Feathers uses a fall/bird theme while Do Si Do introduces your baby to a wide variety of dances and musical styles from around the world.
Home Materials: 2 home CDs, 2 board books, 2 art banners, 2 age appropriate instruments
Caregiver attends with child.
Our Time: 18th months to 3 years
Wiggles & Giggles features songs and activities surrounding the ever exciting themes of bath time, animal movements, and love for family and friends. Join Pete and his dog P. J. as they splash and “Wishy Washy Wee! ” in the tub. Lots of fun! This joyful, fun-filled class promotes interaction between parent and child while focusing on the toddler’s need for security balanced with his need for independence. Singing, dancing, story time and instrument play are a part of each class.
Home Materials: 2 home CDs, 2 story books, zig zag blocks, carry case
Caregiver attends with child.
Imagine That!: 3 to 5 years
Take an imaginary trip to Grasshopper Park where we will slide on an imaginary slide, swing on an imaginary swing, collect childhood “treasures” and go on a picnic. Children are encouraged to be expressive, creative, musical and to use their imaginations to their fullest potential. Imagine That! classes provide your child with a natural love of music, because music is presented as a simple pleasure and an everyday part of life. Music becomes a means of expression and a source of learning. Classes help prepare him for the transition to kindergarten.
Home Materials: 2 home CDs, 2 story books, play set, family activity book and clatterpillar (children new to this age group receive a back pack)
Caregiver attends last 15 minutes.
Young Child 1, 2, 3 & 4: 5-7 years
The Young Child program is the capstone of the Kindermusik program. It is a sequential 4 semester (2 year) program where students learn to read notes from the staff, read rhythms, learn musical terms and learn to play 3 instruments: the glockenspiel (a barred instrument), the dulcimer (a string instrument) and the recorder (a wind instrument). When they complete the program, they are prepared for success in private music instruction.
In the second year of Young Child (Young Child 3 & 4), we will continue learning notes from the staff and reading new rhythms. We will learn about new composers and music terminology. BUT, the most important addition to the Young Child 3 curriculum is the dulcimer! It is a string instrument and the children always love playing the dulcimer. In the spring, (Young Child 4), the recorder (a wind instrument) is added – also very popular and lots of fun! When children complete the program, they are prepared for success in private music instruction.
Young Child 1 & 3 are offered in the fall semester; Young Child 2 & 4 in the spring semester.
Young Child 1 Home Materials: CD, folder, weekly activity pages and stickers, games bag, family songbook, carry bag and glockenspiel
Young Child 3 Home Materials: CD, folder, weekly activity pages and stickers, games bag, family songbook, and dulcimer
Caregiver attends last 15 minutes