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Family Sing-Along

Family Sing-Along (Cantando en Familia)

ENGLISH:

For parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5.
This class is offered in English and includes songs in English and Spanish.

ESPAÑOL:

Para padres e hijos de 0 a 5 años. Family Sing-Along (Cantando en Familia) con Adrienne Hoskins y Jessica Avila se ofrece en inglés e incluye canciones en inglés y español.  La clase se ofrece a través de Zoom. Para registrarse en español, llame al (805) 646-7559 x5.  ¡Únase a nosotros para divertirse en familia!

Singing, signing, moving, and dancing together bring pleasure, connection, and learning. Songs can also be used to mark important transitions in your child’s day such as hellos and good-byes, waiting, missing, wishing, and sleeping time. Don’t worry if you don’t have any singing training: every voice is a singing voice!

“Singing together in community is a way to support every child’s feeling of belonging, to create comfort with their identity, to break isolation, to harness the positive power of songs to shape children’s sense of fairness and justice, and to empower even young children to speak up against injustice. The world deeply needs children’s ability to include everyone, to express authentic feelings, to take the perspective of others, to resolve conflict nonviolently, to make the world a more just and peaceful place.” - Adrienne Hoskins

Session Details:

Thursdays, Sept 9 – Nov 11

9:00 – 9:30 am on Zoom

Attend all 10 weeks or just the dates that work for you. We encourage you to join by video to enhance connection.

Session Cost:

FREE, donations welcome

Registration:

So that you can receive access to this online class, pre-registration is required. Please register at least 30 minutes prior to the session start time. Early registration will help us anticipate class size and ensure you receive access to the class.

Contact us at 805-646-7559 x3 or info@securebeginnings.org with any questions.

Facilitators:

Adrienne Hoskins, M.A.

Adrienne sees young children as skillful problem-solvers, clear-eyed and hungry for a focus on what’s fair and not fair. Adrienne has been singing with young children and their families in circle times and sing-alongs for nearly four decades. Her passion for anti-bias education began with the birth of her three children in the 1980s. She wrote her graduate thesis for Pacific Oaks College on using singing with young children as a tool for counteracting bias and creates intentional group singing experiences to bring about a feeling of belonging and playful connection.  Adrienne has served as the Director of both Ojai Valley Community Nursery School and the early childhood program at Oak Grove School, as a teacher of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, parents, and teachers, including at Secure Beginnings, as a children’s librarian, folk singer, and children’s music specialist.

Jessica Avila

Jessica grew up in the Ojai Valley and has been working with and learning from children for the past seven years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from California Lutheran University, with courses in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Jessica is a native Spanish speaker and has been with Secure Beginnings since 2019, as a bilingual core class facilitator, a facilitator for the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors parent education and leadership program, and the Latino Programming Coordinator.

Would you like to make a donation-based class payment?

If you previously registered for and attended a class for free and would like to make a donation-based class payment, you may do so here