Music Together® and NAEYC

Music Together has long been a supporter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Since 2012, we have been proud Bronze Sponsors of the NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo. This conference is the year’s largest gathering of early childhood professionals in the world.

NAEYC Conference Sessions

Each year, we are honored to present sessions on the role of music in early childhood at the conference! Read sample session descriptions below. If you have questions, please contact the Music Together In-School Services Department:

Music Learning Supports All Learning!

Music and movement activities that naturally support children’s development in key early learning domains.

Wednesday November 20, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM · Music City Center - Room 107B

In today’s standards and assessments-driven educational climate, having tools to support children’s development in fun and holistic ways has become even more paramount, especially in early childhood. In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to the ways in which they can use enjoyable and developmentally appropriate music and movement activities to naturally support children’s learning and development in key developmental domains, regardless of music ability. Join us as we break down the connections between music-making and early learning domains, present recent research in the field, discuss the importance of primary caregivers, analyze preschool classroom footage, and explore music and movement activity ideas and techniques that participants can use right away in their work with children.

Presented by: Lili M. Levinowitz, PhD., Professor Emeritus, Rowan University/Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide; Lauren Guilmartin, MA, Director of Early Learning, Music Together Worldwide

Harness the Power of Music to Enhance Learning

(Learning Bytes Theatre Session)

*Check conference program for date and time · Music City Center - 3rd Floor Hall B

Attendees will explore how they can easily use music and movement activities to support children’s early learning by breaking down and analyzing the learning potential inherent in one song. They will reflect on and discuss ways to adapt a song to support a given early learning goal.

Presented by: Lauren Guilmartin, MA, Director of Early Learning, Music Together Worldwide; Ellen Acuna, Early Childhood Music Specialist, Music Together Worldwide