Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center

Music Together

Zion ECEC is now in partnership with Tiny Toes Music, offering Music Together® Preschool programs! These programs help all children learn music in developmentally appropriate ways. Music Together’s preschool music program uniquely integrates music experiences at home with those in school to create a music-making community which supports a child’s language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.

New research by Music Together, LLC reports that four-year-olds in Music Together Preschool classrooms made “significantly greater progress in the Cognitive, Language, and Physical developmental domains than did four-year-olds in classrooms that did not participate in the program.” Music is extended into language, math, art, and social development activities and woven into Zion’s Reggio-inspired curriculum.

Each week, Registered Music Together Teacher and Preschool Specialist, Roberta Wentling, leads children and their classroom teachers in a variety of songs, rhythmic chants, circle dances and large movement activities. Music making with instruments, scarves, balls, sticks, and rhythmic shakers continues throughout the week in school, when led by the classroom teacher, and at home, with CDs and songbooks that can be shared with family and friends.

Music Together is an integral part of the ECEC’s Reggio-inspired preschool programs, as well as our K+ enrichment program.  Details are provided on the Application for Enrollment. For more information on Music Together Preschool, please visit www.musictogether.com/ and click on the link to preschool. As a licensed Music Together preschool, Zion also offers Music Together mixed-age family classes through Tiny Toes Music www.tinytoesmusic.com/. For more information on our programs, please call the school office at (630) 323-0065.