| Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
(ECMMA) Certification |
Sharon Mello and Marlys West
received Level III Certification from ECMMA
"The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) views teacher certification
as a process of continued growth in knowledge concerning music and movement.
It provides a fair, systematic method of teacher recognition;
encourages continued participation in conventions, workshops,
seminars and other training events; and encourages the growth of
professional skills and abilities. Certification also assists teachers
in self-evaluation, provides a means for feedback from parents of their classes,
and helps assure the general public of teachers’ credentials.
To this end, three levels of certification are offered."
(Level III being the highest level certified.) (www.ECMMA.org)
| What is ECMMA?
"The Early Childhood Music & Movement Association is an organization of professional educators
dedicated to the ideal that all children should be given the advantage of music and movement
instruction in their formative years--from birth to age seven. The organization is for all
teachers of young children, whether they teach in formal or informal, public or private
| ECMMA National Convention, June 2004,
June 2004: At the ECMMA National Convention Sharon Mello became
the new ECMMA 2nd Vice President for 2004-2006
One of her main jobs is to plan the National ECMMA Convention to be held in the San Diego area
August 3-6, 2006.
American Orff Schulwerk Association National (AOSA) Convention 2004
November 2004: Marlys and Sharon just returned from attending and working at the AOSA National Conference in Long Beach
It was a very successful gathering of almost 2000 music teachers from all over the world.
|| New Location, New Classes, New Opportunities
Baby Sign Language for Parents!
Larry Himmel at Let's Make Music
Let's Make Music sponsored Jack Grunsky at the Museum of Making Music
Free Videos were given out at Open House in April
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE FOR PARENTS
We have great fun with our Sign Language for Parents classes
If you would like us to schedule more classes, please let us know
This class is for parents to learn ASL to teach their babies. Learn signs and songs to help you teach your baby!
On Wed. Feb 20,2002 Larry Himmel came to LMMS to film our non-walking baby class.
See it all, even the video, on the KFMB website (scroll to the bottom to Local 8
Special Features, then click on Larry Himmel)
Many thanks to JACK GRUNSKY and all who attended the wonderful concert at the
Museum of Making Music
We will soon have pictures on the site of all the great fun
If you missed our open house and the free
Sesame Street Music Works video, please give us a call, come by and visit and let
us explain to you about the importance of early music education and receive a video.
The year 2000 brought exciting additions to the Poway studio.
One of which is the Banjo and Friends Mural.
The main wall in the studio was painted by Dennis Strand of
In addition, the bathroom walls were
painted by Sandra Marshall and Teresa Mello.
Sandra Marshall hard at work. (January 2000)
Nice picture of the butterflies and mini Banjo!.
The walls look great.
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