Our curriculum was developed by Dorothy Jones, a world renowned Suzuki specialist in Early Childhood Education. It is designed to develop the whole child musically, emotionally, mentally, and intellectually.
Each class involves singing, listening, rhythmic and creative movement, clapping rhythmically, playing musical instruments, social interaction, reading, counting, and parent education topics.
The child will have a CD of class songs for listening and singing at home. This same repertoire is also used in class. Listening to the cd is important for your baby/toddler to hear you, the parent, your child’s first and most important teacher, singing songs and saying rhymes repeatedly. This experience helps lay the foundation for speaking and reading as repetition of the familiar is very important for a young child’s emotional and cognitive development. Continual repetition provides more opportunity for this development.
Children who regularly attend these classes for most of their first three years usually have above average vocabulary and focus when they graduate a Suzuki Early Childhood Education class. For example, the average child learns 3000-4000 words by age six; a Suzuki ECE class graduate knows that many words by age three.