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Music and Movement Essentials

Online • Live • 8 PD Hrs

Combining the best of online learning with live coaching sessions, this course helps educators build their confidence in leading music and movement activities that enhance children’s school readiness skills.

Overview

Prepare to get children on their feet, moving their bodies, and flexing their imaginations! Participating in high-quality music and movement programming has been shown to enhance children’s language, physical, social/emotional, and cognitive skills. NHSA’s Music and Movement Essentials at The Academy gives educators the skills and tools they need to bring active, engaging music and movement into the classroom.

Dates: New cohorts accepted on a monthly basis

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Support Services

Course Meeting Times: Three mandatory coaching sessions on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Completion Timeline/Duration: Eight weeks

Head Start Alignment: Supports young children’s learning across various Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) learning domains, including:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
  • Cognition
Course Outline

Course Facilitator

Nick Young

Nick Young

Nick Young has been sharing the joy and enrichment of interactive music and movement with children for over 30 years. Nick began his career as a preschool teacher. After witnessing the social, emotional, and educational benefits of interactive music in early childhood, Nick created The Young Music Company—a mobile music school for preschoolers that brings music into the lives of thousands of children every year. Nick has presented his dynamic music and movement workshops at hundreds of conferences, conventions, and institutions. In 2016, Nick created the PlayMotion Music music and movement curriculum and teacher training program to empower teachers to bring the magic of music and movement into their classrooms.

Registration Rates


Regular Rate: $425

NHSA Member Rate: $295

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Includes


  • Online, Self-Paced Coursework
  • Live Coaching from Instructor
  • Access to a National Cohort of Peers
  • 8 Hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • 4 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 24/7 Access to Transcript

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