Webinar: Strengthening Inclusive Early Childhood Programs with Music Therapy Strategies: The Director’s Role in Tuning up Music to Turn on Inclusion


All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs.

Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s joint position statement on inclusion. Recommendations for implementing the following key components through music strategies for young children with disabilities will be discussed and illustrated by case scenarios:

• access to learning environments, typical home or educational routines and activities, and the general early childhood education curriculum,
• participation in play and learning opportunities with peers and adults, and
• supports for individuals and organizations that provide inclusive services to children and their families.

Join Dr. Petra Kern to learn how you can turn on the music and make your inclusive program sing!


1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Family Engagement Inclusion Instructional Technology Parent/Family Preschool