Foundations

Age range: 0 to 2 years
Class structure: Two units per semester
Class size: Up to 10 children and their parents
Class length: 45 minutes (Parent or caregiver attends the entire class.)

In Foundations, grownups and their babies engage in instrument play, dance, exploration time and together time. It is an energetic and joyful celebration of the very young child’s growing new movement and language skills. You’ll also receive expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in early childhood development. Welcome to the magic time of life, that all-too-fleeting first chapter when miracles happen daily!

What You’ll Experience in Class

  • Variety of music. Musical diversity builds strong neural networks in a baby’s forming mind, which is why each Kindermusik semester contains an array of styles, sounds, and genres.
  • Instrument play. Age-appropriate experiences with child-safe instruments enhances a sense of rhythm and steady beat, develops a keen awareness of the distinguishing qualities of sound, and encourages spontaneity and creativity.
  • Dance. A classroom full of baby and adult pairs dancing together helps a little body’s vestibular system develop, and helps a little heart to fall in love with the sheer joy of responding to music.
  • Together time. A Kindermusik class is truly the essence of “quality time,” offering you a place to create special memories with your child, gain new insights into your child’s development, and nurture your child’s natural love of music.
  • Expert advice. A Kindermusik educator explains “what-to-watch-for” every step of the way and how each activity enhances your child’s complete development.
  • Learning continues at home. With the home materials, the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher — you!

Some of the Features and Benefits for You and Your Child

  • Nurtures the bond between parent and child.
  • Educates parents through Kindermusik Foundations of Learning.
  • Form relationships with other young families.
  • One-Stop Shop for all early childhood questions and concerns.
  • Researched materials to keep the fun & learning going all week long!

Kindermusik Foundations of Learning™ insights, shared in class and at home, show you how the activities you share foster your child’s unique development. Foundations opens new windows — to show your baby more about the world and to show you more about your baby.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and babies, ages newborn to 2 years
  • Two different themes per semester
  • Weekly 45-minute class that includes new and unique parent and baby activities
  • You’ll learn over 30 songs, lullabies, and nursery rhymes and do more than 200 activities together by the semester’s end
  • 2 Sets of materials – one for each mini-theme – each including a CD of music from class, literature board book, age-appropriate instrument, and a set of art banners, Weekly Newsletter, and Full Activity Packet & Music Download

You’ll both love the Materials

Enjoy more special moments with more musical play at home. Each of your 2 sets of materials includes a PDF home journal, an illustrated nursery-rhyme book with delightful artwork, 2 Art banners to aid in your baby’s visual and language development, and a Home CD which features all the songs and chants from class plus more!

Materials include:

  • 2 Home CDs
  • 2 Theme Related Instruments
  • 2 PDF Home Journals; Activities, Song Lyrics, Brain Development and Ways-To-Hold-Baby Charts
  • 2 Baby’s Literature Books
  • 2 Art Banners