Early Childhood PD Workshops

SLSO Early Childhood Professional Development Workshops equip early childhood educators with the knowledge and tools to engage their students in music. SLSO staff provide teachers with engaging lesson ideas and planning tools that emphasize creating and exploring music through the framework of current early childhood curricula.

Never tell a giraffe he can't dance!

In this year’s virtual Professional Development Workshops, the story of Giraffes Can’t Dance will be the springboard for lessons and activities that will get your students moving and making music as they learn. You and your students will gain confidence as you explore all the things you can do.  



Join us for one or both of this year’s workshops:  

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Music and Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm CST; OR

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:00-11:00am CST 

Never Tell a Giraffe He Can’t Dance: Social-Emotional Learning with Music 

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm CST; OR

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1:00-2:00pm CST 

The Deadline to Register is December 17, 2021. These virtual workshops will take place on Zoom. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Participating teachers will receive: 

  • Access to lesson plans and other resources for integrating music into current early childhood curricula 
  • One MOPD Clock hour per workshop  

Watch this short video on Early Childhood Education Workshops in the Ferguson-Florissant School District:

SLSO Education Programs are presented by Steward Family Foundation. 

SLSO Early Childhood Education Programs are presented by Ameren.  

Supported in part with generous grants from Berges Family Foundation, The Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, Trustee, BNSF Railway Foundation, Kay Drey, Fletcher Jones Foundation, Moneta Group Charitable Foundation, and Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc. 

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