Early Childhood Education

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

From the Suzuki Association of the Americas on Suzuki Early Childhood Education,

What is SECE? Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children.

Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child’s natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki’s goals for all children—to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an appreciation of beauty.”

Join us for A Sound Start! and Sound Adventures!

Course activities include singing, rhythm, and movement activities; development of melodic awareness, listening skills, language, coordination, memory, social skills, self-expression, and self-confidence; a CD recording of lullabies, action songs, and nursery rhymes used in class is provided for home reinforcement of the learning process. A Sound Start! is for children ages 0-3, and Sound Adventures is for ages 4-5. No prior musical training or knowledge necessary. A parent attends class with their child.

A Sound Start! meets Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. OR Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Sound Adventures! meets Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. OR Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Tuition: $40/month or $160/fall term and $200/spring term plus a one time materials fee of $25

Location: Carnegie Cultural Center (top floor), 501 S. Main, Ottawa, KS 66067

Summer Opportunities for “A Sound Start!” (ages 0-3)
Week I —TBA, 2020 9:30-10:30 a.m. (M-F)
Week II—TBA, 2020 9:30-10:30 a.m. (M-F)

Learn more about SECE and watch videos of classes at the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

Register for Early Childhood Education Classes