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Learning Through Music: The Support of Brain Research

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to introduce teachers to how music supports brain growth and development. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article “Learning Through Music: The Support of Brain Research” by Elizabeth B. Carlton
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from birth through age 8. Teachers will learn the emerging connections between brain research and musical experiences.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 hour. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will identify the developmental enhancements that music can provide to young children.
  2. Teachers will integrate musical activities into their curriculum, routines, and transitions.
  3. Teachers will relate the importance of musical activities for positive developmental and learning outcomes to families.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • B-5, B-7g, and B-9 of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998).
  • Standard 1, 4a, and 4b of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (NAEYC, 2003).
  • 1304.21(a)(4)(ii) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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