Age 18 months by September 1 of the school year
Do Re Mi Academy takes the ordinary and makes it the extraordinary with our Do Re Mi Preschool programs, taught with a ‘music-immersion’ format. Your child’s natural curiosity will be encouraged while maintaining the freedom to develop at his/her own pace. The small group setting balances your child’s need for socialization with necessary focus and attention that each individual preschooler requires. The gifted staff at the Do Re Mi Academy is dedicated to excellence in instruction, environment and curriculum ensuring an enjoyable, enriching experience for your child’s first years of school.
Toddler Discovery is a play-centered ‘Adventures in Music’ curriculum that will feature learning primarily through music and movement. Children will engage in a variety of creative activities and themes, with age appropriate emphasis on recognizing letters, colors, and shapes. In the Do Re Mi Toddler Discovery class, lessons will encourage social and emotional development, language development, large and small motor skills, cooperation, listening, and sharing. The daily schedule will include explore time, music and movement time, simple craft and snack, story time, indoor games and tumbling exercise.
A majority of daily learning happens through musical activities, like when singing the color song, or while at the listening corner learning about the sounds animals make. We also have a variety of instruments that the toddlers play together, such as rhythm sticks, bells, egg shakers, triangle, drums, tambourines and more. Examples of weekly musical themes will be “On the Farm”, “Under the Sea”, “Things that Move” and more.
Activities each week will center around the theme, whether it’s drumming the beat to the sounds of a clock ticking for a unit on time, or running like a cat and tiptoeing like a mouse to reinforce fast and slow beats. The last five minutes of each day, parents are invited to join us for a musical activity and the Do Re Mi Goodbye song. Your child will love the fun and excitement of the Toddler Discovery Class! If your child continues to our Three’s and Four’s program they will also be exposed to pitch instruments like the recorder and the piano.
- September through June school year
- Enrollment is on a space available basis
- Class A: Monday and/or Friday, 9:30am -11:30am
- Class B: Monday and/or Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm