Unification News for January, 1997

Kindermusik is Back at Jin-A

Open House and Registration going on now at Jin-A Childcare Center, 77 Jay Street, Clifton, NJ 07013 - Phone 201-279- 1203 or Wendy 201-641-4460.

Are you interested in something which nurtures the total development of children? The Kindermusik curriculum uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum to promote language skills, symbolic thinking, coordination, social interaction, and to awaken your child's imagination, to name but a few. The curriculum was designed by early childhood education and music specialists for specific age groups and developmental levels. Music is used to encourage early learning and creativity in children. Music is the means, not the goal (it is not a lesson to teach a child to play a musical instrument). Kindermusik never pushes a child to learn. Instead, Kindermusik appreciates and applauds children for who they are, allowing them to learn and develop at their own pace.

The goal is to make a child more eager to learn, more awake and wholly alive in the world.

Kindermusik classes involve children in singing and movement, chanting, playing simple instruments and listening purposefully. The natural creativity of a child's mind is stimulated in a learning environment where the emphasis is on process, not performance.

Finally, I firmly believe that Kindermusik offers what young children need and want in today's world-a joyful musical experience. A mother's quote: "It gives children a love of music for their whole life."

About the teacher: Hello, my name is Wendy. I am in love with Kindermusik and will be delighted to bring the joy of learning through music to your child. I learned piano as a child and am a self-taught guitar player. I have enjoyed music and making music since I was eleven years old. I also taught the guitar. I have a happy, lively- spirited personality. I hope to see you soon.

Open Houses are on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm; Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm; and Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10:30am to 11:30am and another from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Anyone interested please phone Jin-A 201-279-1203 and tell us which Open House you plan to attend along with the names and birthdates of children considering the program, and your name, address and phone number. Also, everyone is welcome to attend the open house, grandparents, siblings, but they must participate. It is not viable to have observers, but children may stay in the waiting room (office) accompanied by an adult (Jin-A's policy is that no child be left alone without adult supervision). Thank you for your cooperation.

Also, let us know how many adults and children will be participating so we may not be too squashed.

During the Open House you will experience a class with your child, sitting on the carpet (child-oriented environment) so please dress comfortably. Also, your questions can be answered and Registration with a small materials deposit ($31 or $41 depending on which class) is encouraged at this time, in order for the program to begin.

There are two kinds of classes:

Kindermusik "Beginnings"-for 18 month to 4 year olds - Class of 10-12 children with one parent/caregiver;

- 15 weeks is one Semester - $100 per semester ($6.66 approx. per week) - 4 Semesters available;

- 30 minute class of singing, chanting, moving, listening and playing simple instruments. you go home inspired to keep the Kindermusik experience alive all week.

Kindermusik "Growings" - for 3-and-a-half year olds;

- 45 minute class, singing, moving, playing instruments, creating patterning, listening and exploring - simple Homework Assignments with songbook, audio-tape and props make it fun;

- 15 weeks is one Semester - $120 per Semester ($8 per week approx.)

all held in the basement of the office - enter through the office.

Classes are scheduled to begin if we have enough children:

- Kindermusik "Beginnings" class is on Saturday, Feb. 22 starting promptly at 10:15am ending 10:45am with ONE parent/caregiver participating.

- Kindermusik "Growings" class is on Tuesday (during school hours) commencing Feb. 18, starting promptly at 1:15pm until 2pm. A further "Growings" class could be given on Saturday at 11:15am ending at 12noon if necessary.

If the Open Houses are missed, please know that registration is still available until the classes are scheduled to begin. Have a great New Year.  

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