HOW ABOUT A NIGHT OUT WITH THE KIDS?

You’re invited to a FREE family concert, meal, and creative activities!

Saturday, April 18th

Family

  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm – Family Activities

    Families are welcome to attend at anytime between 4-6pm and enjoy all activities. No specific schedules apply.

    • Scholastic Books Fair
    • Music, Movement, & Creativity
      Make & take instruments
      Children’s Yoga
      Make a tutu and dance with local students
    • Free meal, car seat checks, and vision screening

  • 6:00 pm – Free Family Concert

    “Exploring Life Music & Movement”

    ♫Brenda Jones & Val Goodrich performers

This FREE event is open to the public and made possible thanks to local sponsors.

  • Children First (Lee/Van Buren Early Childhood)
  • DHLW Early Childhood (Des Moines/Henry/Louisa/Washington)
  • Iowa, Jefferson, Keokuk Early Childhood
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Quad County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children

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MUSIC, MOVEMENT & CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

Saturday, APRIL 18th

Lunch and Beverages provided! NO cost to attend

Presenters: Brenda Jones, Val Goodrich, Tracee Jones and Dylan Morgan

6 hours of Approved Training Credit

Registration deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

  • 7:00 – 8:00
    Registration, Light Breakfast,
    Scholastic Book Fair
  • 8:00 – 10:00
    Music & Movement=Curriculum!
    The best curriculum for young children is filled with music, movement and creative activity. Get those tools you need for incorporating music and movement activities that align with the Iowa Early Learning Standards.
  • 10:00-10:30
    Brunch
  • 10:30 – 12:30
    Music Theory for Beginners
    Our second session will provide the tools that will allow you to confidently add the teaching of simple principles of music theory to the children. It is as easy as letting children play.
  • 12:30 – 1:00
    Snack Break
  • 1:00-3:00
    Art Program for Pennies
    Lastly, two art teachers will share their love of art and creation with you. They know how to stretch a dime and will give you many ideas (and courage) for how to use everything from pizza boxes to egg cartons to create with the children in your care.

6 hours of Approved Training Credit

Registration deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE i-PoWeR TRAINING REGISTRY
Search: View Upcoming Conferences-April 18, 2020- Music, Movement & Creativity

Funded by: Community Partnerships for Protecting Children; Children First;
DHLW; Iowa, Jefferson, Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa; Quad County Decat; and Iowa Wesleyan University

Cheryl Flaatten, Community Action of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt Pleasant St. #108, Burlington, IA  52601
Phone: 319-753-0193; cheryl.flaatten@caofseia.org

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Exploring Life through Music and Movement

Brenda Jones is the owner of Songbirds Music-n-Movement and director of Full STEAM Ahead Academy at Olive Crest United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Brenda has over 20 years of experience teaching young children and child care providers the ease of developing and strengthening coordination, memory, language, literacy, and social-emotional skills through the joy of music and movement.

Val Goodrich, singer and songwriter and former co-owner of Exploring Life: A living and Learning Center in Columbia, Missouri has been writing and performing music for young children for over 25 years. Val also served as a Gross Motor Specialist and Music and Movement instructor for Early Childhood Special Education, providing young children with a variety of disabilities the joy of communication through music and movement.

Together as Exploring Life, Brenda and Val introduce young children, their families and their teachers to the fun of moving their bodies and making music together.