Growing Readers through Songs and Fingerplays
Jocelyn Manzanarez is on a passionate mission to share the power of music and movement with early childhood educators. Jocelyn is the owner of Musically Minded. Founded in 2003, her Seattle-based company provides music and movement classes for children ages birth-5 in childcare centers, in-home daycares and preschools. She believes every child deserves meaningful experiences with music beginning at birth. She not only strives to reach as many children through her company's weekly music and movement classes, but by also educating classroom teachers and parents on the benefits of integrating these uniquely human experiences into the lives of children. She has written and recorded 100s of children's songs as well as created a curriculum, Circle Time Success, designed for classroom teachers to use at circle time. Both are used in childcare settings throughout the United States with great success. She is a certified K-12 music educator in Washington state, a Washington state Department of Early Learning trainer and an adjunct Professor at Green River College. Jocelyn received her BA from the University of Montana in Music Education and her MA in Music Education from the University of Washington in 2005.