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Full Semester Courses in Early Childhood Music

We prepare teachers to lead engaging early childhood music experiences in day care centers, Head Start centers, NYC EarlyLearn Programs, PreK & 3-K classrooms & social service agencies. Full semester Early Childhood Music courses (EC 101/501 & 102) are tuition-free for early childhood professionals teaching in publicly funded NYC day care centers, Head Start programs, & social service agencies - contact cmoore@diller-quaile.org to see if your center qualifies for tuition-free registration.

EC 101/501 & EC 102 courses have been evaluated & recommended for college credit by the University of the State of New York, New York State Board of Regents National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). Participants who successfully complete course work may be able to transfer recommended undergraduate or graduate credits to fulfill degree requirements at colleges and universities.

Diller-Quaile's teacher development programs have been approved for Continuing Teacher and Leader (CTLE) by the New York State Education Department. 

 

Early Childhood Music Level I (101/501)

Through active participation in group music-making experiences & discussions, course participants gain an understanding of the musical development of children from infancy through age six, while developing their own innate musicality. Additionally, participants learn to play selections on the recorder, are introduced to music notation, & develop their ability to integrate and assess developmentally appropriate & meaningful music experiences in their early childhood program. Previous music training is not needed.

Kirsten Morgan, Marissa Curry, Instructors

Winter/Spring 2020 Dates: TBA.

Please check back for registration information, or email cmoore@diller-quaile.org to be notified about upcoming class sessions.

TUITION: $750* + $90 materials fee. 30 hours CTLE equivalency / 2 semester hours NCCRS

*Tuition-free registration is available for early childhood professionals who are employed by publicly funded day care centers, preschools, or social service agencies.

 

Early Childhood Music Level II (102)

Building on the content of Early Childhood Music Level I, course participants continue to develop their ability to lead engaging early childhood music experiences, which are responsive to individual & group needs & interests. Additional emphasis is placed on developing musicianship, music lesson planning & curriculum development, implementing successful music teaching strategies, and creating tools to assess students' musical growth. Course participants learn to play beginner pieces on the recorder and piano. Diller-Quaile faculty members visit course participants at their respective day care centers to observe & mentor.

Kirsten Morgan, Instructor

Winter/Spring 2020 Dates: TBA

Please check back for registration information, or email cmoore@diller-quaile.org to be notified about upcoming class sessions.

TUITION: $750* + $90 materials fee. 30 hours CTLE equivalency / 2 semester hours NCCRS

*Tuition-free registration is available for early childhood professionals who are employed by publicly funded day care centers, preschools, or social service agencies.