Early Childhood Music Level I (EC 101/501)
Wednesdays, September 12, 2018 – January 16, 2019 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.


Curriculum Fee: EC 101/501 is tuition-free for teachers and caregivers who are currently employed by publicly funded day care centers and preschool programs; however, there is a $90 curriculum fee per student for course texts, a hand drum, and recorder. We will send an invoice to your school or center when registration is confirmed. Do not include payment with this application form. The fall semester courses are 15 weeks in length excluding school closures for holidays/vacations. Please see www.diller-quaile.org for full school year calendar.


Early Childhood Music Level I (EC 101/EC 501) prepares early childhood professionals to lead early childhood music experiences in day care centers, Head Start and EarlyLearn programs, Pre-K and 3-K classrooms, or other early childhood settings. Course participants acquire knowledge and develop skills through group singing, movement, and instrument playing, as they learn a comprehensive repertoire of international folk songs and developmentally appropriate music activities for the early childhood classroom. Repertoire and activities include: hello and goodbye songs; songs for facilitating transitions and managing classroom flow; fingerplays; nonlocomotor and locomotor movement songs; seasonal repertoire; lullabies; ways to integrate instruments into the early childhood classroom curriculum, and; songs to accompany children’s books. Participants develop their individual musicality; music lesson planning strategies; the ability to lead and further develop music activities; music literacy skills, and; assessment tools. Note: Students taking the above course at the graduate level (EC 501) complete additional assignments.


Credit recommendations:
National CCRS Credit Recommendation: Early Childhood Music (101): Early Childhood Music (EC 101) – In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or as an elective in any degree program. Early Childhood Music (EC 501) – In the graduate degree category, 2 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, 1 of which can be practicum credit or as an elective in any degree program. CTLE Credit Hours: Full 15-week attendance in Early Childhood Music (EC 101 and EC 501) is equivalent to 30 CTLE hours with the New York State Education Department. *Please note, participants may not claim both recommended NCCRS credit and CTLE hours concurrently for these courses.


Teacher Training Department Early Childhood Music Level I (EC 101/501)

Teacher Training Department Early Childhood Music Level I (EC 101/501)
  • If you have questions or would like additional information pertaining to the Teacher Training Program, please contact Caroline Moore, Director of The Diller-Quaile Institute, at cmoore@diller-quaile.org or call 212-369-1484, ext. 44.
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