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Spring Semester 2022 Early Childhood Programs

January 13–April 9, 2022

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Toddler and Me returns for Spring 2022!!!

Toddler crawling through color tube

Toddler and Me 

  • Faculty: Betsy Mendel
  • Day/Time: Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Enrollment Cap: 10 students
  • Location: Campus Recreation Center
  • Age: walking-3 years
  • Tuition: $125

Toddler and Me introduces toddlers to music and dance, encouraging them to explore the world alongside their adult! Toddlers and their adults will stretch, sing, move, play instruments, learn finger plays and rhymes, and explore pre-dance activities; these activities facilitate brain development and caregiver-child bonding. The goal of the class is to help toddlers and their caregivers experience music and movement in a meaningful way the caregivers can replicate throughout the week. Toddlers should already be able to walk when they join this class and are welcome to participate through age 3. The Toddler and Me, Arts for Tots, and M&M classes will all participate in a Spring Showcase!


Arts for Tots 

Children learning ballet

Arts for Tots

  • Faculty: Betsy Mendel
  • Day/Time: Thursdays, 5:30–6:15pm OR Fridays, 10–10:45am
  • Enrollment Cap: 10 students per section
  • Location: Campus Recreation Center
  • Age: 3-5 years
  • Tuition: $125

Arts for Tots combines dance and music learning! Students will sing, listen and move to music, and play classroom instruments in a fun, interactive environment that is designed to encourage creativity and prepare them for music and language literacy. They will also explore the foundational concepts of movement and ballet technique and develop basic body awareness, coordination, and control. To use the terms coined by music educator John Feierabend, the focus of this class is to nurture “tuneful, beatful, and artful” children! A class dress code is required to help facilitate focus, safety, and freedom of movement for students (see dress code requirements for details). The Toddler and Me, Arts for Tots, and M&M classes will all participate in a Spring Showcase!


M&M's (Music and Movers) 

Girl playing mallet instrument

M&M’s (Music and Movers)

  • Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30–7:15pm 
  • Enrollment Cap: 10 students per section
  • Location: Campus Recreation Center
  • Cost: $125
  • Age: 5-7 years

Music and Movers will focus on music and movement activities that engage K-2nd grade children and encourage their artistic growth. Students will sing, play bucket drums, listen and move to music, and engage with music in a fun way that prepares them for life-long enjoyment and participation in music making. Students will work on the foundations of movement and dance to develop physical strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and mental focus. The skills developed in this class will provide students with a solid music and movement foundation that sets them up for success regardless of what musical instrument and athletic area they choose to pursue in the future. A class dress code is required to help facilitate focus, safety, and freedom of movement for students (see dress code requirements for details). The Toddler and Me, Arts for Tots, and M&M classes will all participate in a Spring Showcase.

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