Early Childhood Department
New Early Childhood Classes Starting the Week of January 6, 2014
The following classes have been added to the 2013-2014 Early Childhood Schedule of Courses:
Music Toddlers (17-20 months) #17A Adult/Child Wednesdays 11:00-11:45 am
Music & Art for Nearly Twos & Twos #28A Adult/Child Wed & Fri 11:00-11:45 am
Art for Nearly Twos & Twos #28B Adult/Child Mondays 11:00-11:45 am
Dalcroze Eurhythmics (3&4 years) #41A Separation Mondays 2:00-2:45 pm
We continue to offer a spring section of Music Infants (4-8 months) #4S on Thursdays from 12:00-12:45 pm starting January 30th.
Contact Dorothy Appleton at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or email@example.com for additional information.
Early Childhood Featured Class
Preschool Alternative for Two-Three Year Olds
Diller-Quaile offers a preschool music and art gradual separation program for 2-3 year olds. Classes meet two or three times a week for one hour and a half sessions. Children explore music and art in a creative and child centered environment with multiple teachers.
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2013-2014 Early Childhood Admissions
There is still room in some of our Early Childhood classes for 2013-2014.
To apply for Early Childhood classes for children from four months to six years of age, please complete the application form and mail it with the $60.00 application fee (check or money order only, please) to:
Early Childhood Admissions
The Diller-Quaile School of Music
24 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128
Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Preference is given to returning students and siblings who apply early. Upon receipt of your application, we will provide an enrollment contract for your child to enroll in your top class choice available at the time. See the Admissions Tab for additional information about the admissions process including answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For more information on Early Childhood classes, or to check on availability before applying, please contact Dorothy Appleton, Head of Early Childhood Admissions at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning the journey of music-making…
The Early Childhood Program—instituted in the early 1960s—offers an extensive selection of courses for introducing small groups of young children and their families to the joys of music and art. By engaging in developmentally appropriate group music experiences (listening, singing, moving, playing percussion instruments, and eventually reading and notating music), students are given the foundation for a comprehensive music education and the tools to express themselves artistically.
Diller-Quaile’s curriculum—incorporating the pedagogies of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltán Kodály, Carl Orff, Shinichi Suzuki, Maria Montessori, and Edwin Gordon—is taught through a repertoire of international folk songs as well as classical, modern, popular, and original music. Classes feature pianists who improvise accompaniments in a variety of styles in response to the children’s singing and movement. In our combined music and art offerings, children begin to develop skills and an appreciation of art concepts through hands-on experiences with a wide range of media, materials, and tools.
Diller-Quaile’s highly trained and dedicated faculty is complemented by our early childhood development consultant, who works closely with teachers and is available for periodic class observations and parent consultations. The Early Childhood Department also presents discussions on child development that are open to parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children enrolled in classes; other School-wide events for families are scheduled throughout the year. Year-end student reports provide an overview of each child’s classroom experiences.
2013-2014 Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program offers group classes for children from four months to six years of age. Individual instrument instruction for children four years of age and up, and musicianship classes for children in first grade and up, are offered through the Instrumental and Vocal Department.
A child’s age as of September 1, 2013 is used for placement purposes.
Early Childhood classes are conducted in the following formats:
Adult/Child: Children attend with a parent, grandparent or other adult.
Separation: Children attend unaccompanied after a gradual separation process.
Classes meet for a 30-week academic year unless otherwise indicated.
2013-2014 Early Childhood Classes
(ages are as of September 1, 2013)
- Music Infants (4-8 months)
- Music Babies (9-12 months; 13-16 months)
- Music Toddlers (17-20 months)
- Music For Nearly Twos and Twos (21 months-2.6 years)
- Music and Art for Nearly Twos and Twos (21 months-2.6 years)
- Art for Nearly Twos and Twos (21 months-2.6 years)
- Early Childhood Music and Art for Twos (2-2.6 years)
- Preschool Music and Art (2.7-3.3 years)
- The Four Seasons: Art and Music (3-5 years)
- Music in Make-Believe (2.7-3.5 years)
- Dalcroze Eurhythmics (2.7-3.5 years; 3&4 years; 4&5 years)
- Chorus (4&5 years)
- Meet the Instrument (2.7-3.5 years; 3&4 years)
- Play the Instrument (4&5 years)
- Instruments of the World (5&6 years)
- Great Composers (5&6 years)
2014-2015 EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMISSIONS
Diller-Quaile’s 2014-2015 Catalog will be available in February 2014. If you would like to receive a copy, please email your name and mailing address to: email@example.com or call 212-369-1484.
OPEN HOUSES FOR PARENTS OF PROSPECTIVE 2014-2015 STUDENTS
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (7:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (7:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (8:00-8:45 a.m.)
At the Open Houses (adults only) you will have an opportunity to meet the Early Childhood faculty, visit classrooms, and learn more about Diller-Quaile. We look forward to meeting you and hope you will join us in 2014-2015! (No need to RSVP)