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Providing Engaging Opportunities for Learning, Creativity & Collaboration

The Who:

Rhythm Child is an established brand in entertainment, education and social communities

Rhythm Child creates award-winning children's music that is endorsed by parent & academic organizations

Norm Jones has 13 years of experience in the classroom serving more than 100,000 children under the age of 6

Norm Jones is a sought after speaker for thousands of parents & teachers looking for ways to inspire their children

Norm Jones & Rhythm Child have received recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama for service to families from across the Nation

The What:

Rhythm Child's Drum to Become Early Child Development Program, in partnership with Volunteers of America, is addressing the need for equal opportunities in early education and bringing a different learning environment to frequently under-served communities.

The Why:

There are over 2 million children receiving government funded Head Start or Public Pre-K educational instruction. With such a large number being served, the budgets of funding agencies are restricted to basic necessities and don’t allow for many ancillary tools of development. Because the money is being stretched as far as it can go, both children and teachers at the centers desperately need additional resources to keep up with the escalating standards of education in other communities.

The Where:

The objective is to provide funding for 25 Volunteer of America centers in Los Angeles County that currently work with Rhythm Child and eventually make the program available everywhere else in California, as well as the rest of the United States.

The How:

Rhythm Child creates an environment where children have the freedom to learn through their own perceptions. The children willingly participate in a fun musical activity while they unknowingly develop key life skills that will better prepare them for the future.

The Believers:

“Norm Jones’ Rhythm to Readers workshop was the highlight of the fall ECE Workshop Series at the San Francisco Public library. Through interactive guided rhythmic activities, the early childhood educators experienced the power, playfulness, and magic role of music in preparing children for school readiness. With enthusiasm and expertise, Norm demonstrated how using words and beats help children hear and feel the smaller sounds to develop a child’s phonological awareness, the key skill for decoding process of reading.” (Christy Estrovitz- Early Literacy Specialist)

“Rhythm Child is a musical, cultural, progressive, developmental experience. Norm is wonderful with the children. He is able to maintain control of a large group of children while still providing them with the freedom of choice, movement, observation, and participation.” (Romy - Preschool Director)

"I have worked with Rhythm Child over the last 10 years on various charitable events as well as in the classroom, providing music enrichment to children. Norman is an amazing teacher and brings plenty of drums so that all the children can make music & play along. Norman's enthusiasm for music is contagious and the kids have a blast !!! Heather is fantastic to work with as well. They run a great program !!!!" (Hudson Jeans - Sponsor)

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