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Support Preschoolers’ Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills with Music

Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Support Preschoolers’ Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills with Music

Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emerita of Music Education, Rowan University
Moderated by Lisa Chouteau, Senior Video Producer and Manager of Video Production, Music Together Worldwide

Sponsored by Music Together Worldwide

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Executive functions are some of the most important mental skills we need in order to get things done throughout our lives. Executive function skills help us control our impulses, filter distractions, plan and prioritize tasks, and remember instructions. We are not born with these skills, but every child has the potential to develop them, beginning in early childhood! In this interactive edWebinar, we’ll explore the many ways in which developmentally appropriate, participatory, and enjoyable music and movement activities can naturally support young children’s development of important self-regulation and executive function skills, including attention control, working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control.

Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the importance of executive functions to school and life success and how and why developmentally appropriate music and movement activities support children’s executive function and self-regulation skills in the early years. Educators, regardless of their own music skills or experience, will gain new, engaging, and developmentally appropriate musical tools that they can use in their work with young children to support their self-regulation and executive function skills. Recent research will also be explored. Come ready to learn and have some fun making music!

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-3 teachers, school leaders, and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Lili Levinowitz

About the Presenter

​​​​Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. is Director of Research at Music Together Worldwide and Professor Emerita of Music Education at Rowan University. She is the co-author of Music Together, the first early childhood music education program to start at birth and to focus on the involvement of parents and caregivers in children’s music learning. Music Together classes are now found in over 3,000 communities across 40 countries. Dr. Levinowitz has trained thousands of Music Together teachers and has been actively involved in teaching very young children and graduate students for decades. As an international leader on early childhood music education, her articles appear frequently in journals and online, and she is a sought-after presenter on early childhood music education. She is the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association’s (ECMMA) 2024 Hall of Honor Inductee, recognizing her lifetime of achievement with worldwide influence on music and movement education. She has a B.M. from Westminster Choir College and an M.M. and Ph.D. from Temple University.

Lisa Chouteau

About the Moderator

Lisa Chouteau is the Music in Early Learning edWebinar series host. She is the Senior Video Producer and Manager of Video Production at Music Together Worldwide and holds a B.S. in business administration, training, and development from The College of New Jersey. Lisa is also an Emmy Award-winning television producer of public affairs and educational programming for public television and cable networks across the country.

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Music TogetherMusic Together® is the leader in early childhood music education. Our curriculum and enrichment resources have decades of research behind them, in both music education and child development. As the first organization to hold music classes for the youngest learners, and the first to include parents, we have been pioneers in early childhood music education since day one. First offered in 1987, our music classes, curricula, and enrichment resources for children birth through kindergarten help little ones develop their innate musicality and much, much more—when Music Together is offered by a school, music becomes a powerful learning tool. From private and public preschools, to pre-kindergarten programs, Head Start, childcare centers, and in-home daycares, our award-winning music and developmentally appropriate activities have been found to raise the overall quality of children’s early learning.


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Date:
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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