Family Employee Resource Group: Parent/Caregiver and Tot Music and Movement Class (under 18 months, siblings welcome)

Date
Time
3:30-5:00pm
Location
IN PERSON - East Lansing Public Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
Description

Family Employee Resource Group: Parent/Caregiver and Tot Music and Movement Class (under 18 months, siblings welcome) (IN PERSON)

Note: Time was recently updated to 3:30-5:00pm due to venue availability

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Event Description: 

A music and movement class in an interactive, play-based, and supportive environment. Attendees will be exploring, dancing, and playing as we partner to create connections, give freedom to explore and interact, and celebrate each child for their unique, competent, and capable selves. Be prepared for a fun-filled experience as we explore the transformative nature of music and movement together! NOTE: This class is intended for infants under 18 months.

The Family Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a place for Spartans to connect on family-related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and sharing best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers.

The Family ERG meets on the second Tuesday from 12-1pm each month during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” format meetings, as well as in person family friendly programs and events (which are held on Saturdays). For questions, contact Rachel Perez at gonza243@msu.edu.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Create an environment where you enjoy exploring with your child(ren) through music and movement: sing, hum, shake, tap, connect, get silly, dance, laugh and so much more! 
  • Provide time to build connections with your child(ren) in shared activities that build confidence; increase communication; support cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth; encourage cooperation; inspire creativity; promote self-esteem; and boost emotional expression. 
  • Learn practical strategies to take home and use to continue fueling your child’s brain development, musical exploration, and priceless bonding with them. 
  • Build community connections with other Spartan parents/guardians as we come together to connect, learn, support each other and develop friendships.

About the Speakers: Allison Horne, M.S., Early Childhood Education Specialist 

Allison Horne has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. She is an early childhood education specialist by trade with a passion for keeping each child’s sense of wonder alive, fueling their imagination, respect and self-confidence, and while always striving to create positive, dynamic and challenging educational environments to show them how truly competent and capable they are. She feels most like herself when she is supporting families and educators to gain a feeling of support, connection and confidence, and to be more grounded and satisfied in their relationships with the children in their care.

Allison is a dedicated life-long learner constantly working on expanding her knowledge and her practical application of best practices. Allison has worked in the classroom as an early educator working alongside children from birth to 5 years old and their families, as a lab instructor for college students modeling best practices and scaffolding their skills in early childhood development and practice, on a consulting basis as support for early education classrooms, and as a parent coach sharing resources and support for local parents. She has presented at multiple early education conferences, and is published in an early education resource book as well as an early education based magazine. She is currently living her best life as a stay at home mom to an adorable french bulldog and two wonderfully amazing, determined and passionate children who provide her with the chance to practice respectful, compassionate caregiving daily. She is married to an amazing, intelligent, kind and supportive husband who is her constant partner in life and who continually reminds her of her worth just as she is.