16months - 2 years, 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years
These classes provide a special time for parent and child to grow and play together. Through enriching music and movement experiences, you and your child will interact in developmentally appropriate music and movement activities.
Class time involves songs, puppets, finger plays, chants, rhymes, instrument play along, group games and dances. Large and small motor skill development activities include the use of ramps, slides, climbers and balls.
Parent participation is essential during all activities including circle time, equipment exploration and refreshments.
3-4 years (without parent)
These classes are designed with a “process” focus. Class size is limited to ten children and students are encouraged to express themselves in individual and creative ways.
Activities include songs, finger plays, warm-up exercises, instrument playing, storytelling, story dramatization, group games and dance segments.
Important Parent Guidelines for Circle Time
Please realize that you are a vital part of our class! Our infant and toddler classes cannot be successful without your enthusiasm and participation. Even if your child is not yet participating during our circle time, or dance segments, rest assured – your child is absorbing the music and the important social environment. Remember that you are your child’s best and most important role model. So remain actively engaged and show your child that you value your music time together. I know some of you might be saying but “I can’t sing,” or “I can’t dance.” You must understand that your child enjoys your participation on an emotional level and is not a music critic. Be sure to have fun during our short time together and enjoy the musical environment designed especially for you and your child.
Important Parent Guidelines for Equipment Time
You must be your child’s guide when they are exploring the equipment. Your child is working on a variety of large and small motor skills and may need your encouragement and helping hand. Social skills come into play here, too. Waiting to take a turn, the idea of sharing and even resolving conflicts are all part of the learning process. Seize those opportunities to help your child work through these issues. And for safety reasons, please have your child wear gym (or other soft sole) shoes to class.
Our Make-Up Policy:
• You may make-up for illness only
• You may make-up one missed class per session
To make arrangements for make ups, please:
• Call the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory office (847.926.9898) at least 48 hours in advance
to schedule a make-up class
• Leave Teddi a message with your request
• A return phone call, or email will confirm your request
• You must make-up in the same age group and in the same session
• There are no carry-overs
• Make ups are subject to availability
One of the main goals of this program is to provide a one-to-one experience for you and your child. Bringing a sibling to class changes the focus, so please make arrangements for siblings.
One Final Note
I hope our time together at The Music & Movement Center at MYAC offers a respite from the hectic world and that you are able to relax and enjoy this special time with your child.