Early Leaner’s Music Program
A play-based, culturally-responsive music program designed for children ages 1-5. The Early Learner’s Music (ELM) Program is currently piloting at Kingswood Community Center (KCC).
Every child deserves access to exceptional music education, at every stage of life. WCC’s ELM Program provides 60 children enrolled at KCC’s Early Learning Academy with twice-weekly music classes, integrated into their regular school day. Students learn about themselves and the world around them through music, dance, and creative self-expression. All while their lessons are tailored to help them meet curriculum goals and developmental milestones.
Did you know?
- The ability to keep a steady beat has been linked to increased reading comprehension later in life
- Young children who engage in music-making show increased memory after one year, compared to children who did not receive music education
- Singing is good for your whole body – it decreases stress and boosts endorphins
- Singing in groups forges social bonds and increases children’s sense of community