The Week of the Young Child: Music Monday
Our classes participated in The week of the Young Child's Music Monday with their usual musical gusto. Music is always a fundamental part of our program, but received special emphasis today. Each class celebrated music in their own special way:
The 2's played instruments and sang songs. One 2 year old said, " 1, 2, 3, rock out!" as he enthusiastically kept the beat.
The M/W/Th 3's made their own shakers using bottles, beads, and stickers. They sang "The Ants Go Marching" and other songs as they used their shakers.
The 5-day 3's played their instruments and made up their own songs as they played. They also listened to classical music as they went about their day.
Both 4's classes paraded through the school and grounds while playing their instruments. One of the groups made castanets using cardboard and bottle caps (see photo illustration).All in all, fun was had by all.
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children – NAEYC – celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.
GSECC holds the distinction of being accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We are the only preschool in the Rivertowns area – Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington – to hold this highest mark of quality.
NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.