"Adventures in Music"
This a permanent part of our program, and music is part of our daily curriculum in every age group - singing, listening, movement, instruments, etc. Recent research suggests a strong correlation between regular, progressive musical instruction and enhancement of the development of math, science and reading skills. Early exposure to music appears to be a key factor in this positive correlation. This and the fact that all of the children currently involved in the formal musical program are thoroughly engaged by it.
The music program cost is added to your childcare bill and then paid to the "Adventures in Music" program by the Children's Center. The cost is $80 for a 12 week session (one-half hour, one day a week), which is $5.75 per week spread over the fourteen week semester or $6.67 per week spread over the 12 week music session. It can be paid weekly with your childcare bill for the 12 week or for the 14 week or paid all together anytime during the semester. There is one 12 week session each fall and spring semester.
"Adventures in Music" is on Wednesday mornings (and on Friday mornings if there are not enough spaces for all of the children on Wednesday) starting the second week of the fall and spring semesters. Sessions that are for children two and under are held in the individual classrooms and for three-year-olds and older in the gym. Your child will be included in the program if he/she is scheduled on Wednesday mornings (or Friday mornings if applicable) with the cost being added to your childcare bill.
If you do not want your child to participate in the music program, you must notify the Children's Center director by the end of the first week of the semester.