In an increasingly violent world, what can you do to give our children a safer, saner, and more stress-resistant life?
Support Heart of the Child Music Education!
Social and Emotional Resiliency through Music
Make it monthly!! Choose "recurring" when you make your donation.
HCME is relationally-based, so consistency is at its heart. Every year, it depends on fundraising and grant writing to continue its many community service projects. You can help Director Kari Kovick keep her programs present for the children she serves by contributing now, monthly, and every year. Thank you!
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 16 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
· Rising Sun Community Montessori
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Programming
· How Smart is My Heart! SEL through Music Curriculum (currently at BMS)
· Plenty! Singing in the Garden Collaboration
· Rising Voices Chorus and SEL Music Video Project with Floyd Music Lab and area schools
· Farm to Schools
· School assemblies
Community consultant parent education classes
· Pulaski County Foster Care
Stay tuned for news about an exciting professional CD project with Canada's "Godfather of Children's Music" producer Ken Whiteley coming this fall 2016!!
Thank you for your support!!!