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Heart of the Child Music Education

$525.00 contributions
6 donors

Raised: $525Remaining: $975

How can you give Floyd children their best shot at building emotional intelligence, inner resilience, a sense of connection to their community, and a LOAD of musical fun?

Support Heart of the Child Music Education!

HCME is relationship-based, so consistency is at its heart. Every year, it depends on fundraising and grant writing to continue its many community service projects. This year, grants fell short for its work with three important groups of preschoolers: Head Start, Virginia Preschool Initiative, and Floyd Special Education students. Director Kari is donating her time to them in these last 2 months of the school year, and you can help cover her costs by contributing now, monthly, and every year. You can also help bring her songs into Willis and Floyd Elementary's Gardening in the Schools Project this spring by donating today. Thank you!

Here's a look at all Heart of the Child Music does in Floyd.

Since its beginning in the year 2000, Heart of the Child Music Education has been offering joyful, interactive group musical experiences to children and their caregivers in its hometown of Floyd. The FUN and developmentally appropriate classes foster a love of music at the same time that they build safe connection, secure attachment, and healthy community. It feels so good to be in class, children don’t even notice that they are building the foundational skills for making music together the rest of their lives.

HCME has been literally raising Floyd County children with its Social and Emotional Learning based music program since it began 18 years ago.  It still serves Floyd’s youngest members (birth to 5 years old) while watching its first students graduate from high school. One high school senior recently told Kari, “I don’t remember much about preschool, but I remember your music!”
Heart of the Child Music students consistently pursue music creation as they get older, fed by the love of music that HCME nurtures in them in their early years. They go on to participate in programs such as the Floyd Jams Program and Music Lab Floyd; they pursue private lessons, and they form their own bands, such as The Wildmans, Attak, and Subject to Demolition.

Here are the many programs which Heart of the Child Music Education offers. Your donation will support the children it serves in finding and maintaining loving connection to themselves, their community, and to music as they grow. Thank you!!

Floyd Country Store Community Classes
·       Joy Jammers
·       Baby Beats
Preschool classes in classroom settings
·       Head Start
·       Virginia Preschool Initiative
·       Floyd Therapeutic Preschool
·       Blue Mountain School
·       Floyd Montessori
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Programming
·       How Smart is My Heart! SEL through Music Curriculum (serving WES< FES, CES, and BMS)
·       Plenty! Singing in the Garden Collaboration  
·       Rising Voices Chorus
·       Healthy Floyd  
·       School assemblies      
Community consultant parent education classes
·       CHIP          
·       Pulaski County Foster Care

CHIP Family Class

To hear samples from Kari's newly released children's CD "It's You I LIke", visit

Thank you for your support!!!

Carol H donated $50.00
Rusty M donated $50.00
Holly K donated $50.00
Britton M donated $100.00
Diane J donated $25.00
CERC C donated $250.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


We missed you so much but it sure helped me see how much my preschoolers love music 🎵


Thanks for this wonderful and important work!Diane Jackson