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ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) is an SDYS program that highlights one of the most integral phases of child growth and development: the period of growth that takes place from birth to age 5.

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SDYS Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles!By the time a baby turns one year old, their brain will have grown to 70% of its adult size. By age three, the brain reaches 85% of its total growth. Creating music, and the human interaction that accompanies music-making, involves multi-sensory activities that grow and foster strong brain growth and healthy interaction between young children and their caregivers.

ChIMES classes are designed to enhance and further child development while building healthy attachment between the child and caregiver through hands-on play with instruments, singing, movement, rhythm activities, percussion, and more. The interactive classes develop children’s musical, motor and aural skills and help facilitate learning in other areas. The program is specifically designed to create pathways for children to participate in ensemble-based programs for youth. View ChIMES Flyer

The “Fall Fun on the Farm” session is now closed for registration. Please join our Interest List to be notified of upcoming sessions!

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“Fall Fun on the Farm ” 2021 Session Overview

The Fall Session is now closed for registration. Please check back soon for more details on the upcoming Holiday session, “Sights & Sounds of the Season”.

It’s time for some “Fall Fun on the Farm!” Join our fall session as we sing, play, and “moooove” to the music and explore farm animals, tractors and wagons, and the fall harvest.

This 8-week session starts the week of September 13 and includes class options in Balboa Park (Marston House) and Liberty Station.

Special thanks to the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) for hosting ChIMES classes at the Marston House.

ChIMES OUTDOORS*

8-week session (45-min socially-distanced class)
Limited to 14 children (ages 0 – 5) plus parent/caregivers(s)

MONDAYS with Mr. Charlie
LIBERTY STATION (behind 2820 Roosevelt Road)
9:30 a.m. – Babies/Toddlers
10:30 a.m. – Toddlers/Preschoolers
Sept 13 – Nov 1

WEDNESDAYS with Mr. Charlie
BALBOA PARK (Marston House grounds)
9:30 a.m. – Babies/Toddlers
10:30 a.m. – Toddlers/Preschoolers
Sept 15 – Nov 3

FRIDAYS with Ms. Michelle
BALBOA PARK (Marston House grounds)
9:30 a.m. – Toddlers English/Spanish Bilingual
10:30 a.m. – Mixed Ages English/Spanish Bilingual
Sept 17 – Nov 5

SATURDAYS with Ms. Kat
LIBERTY STATION (behind 2820 Roosevelt Road)
9:30 a.m. – Babies/Toddlers
10:30 a.m. – Preschoolers
Sept 18 – Nov 6

Cost: $160 for one child/caregiver ($145 one-time discount rate for first-time ChIMES families)

Additional Sibling rate: $240 ($220 one-time discount rate for first-time ChIMES families)


All enrolled families will also have access to the online ChIMES Video Library, songbook, supplemental materials, and curated playlists, which are a great way to continue the music at home in between classes!

Add-on options:
+$12 ChIMES Instrument kit (several instruments that are used frequently during class)
+$20 for two ChIMES Instrument kits


 
*Please note: Classes will adhere to all state and county-mandated COVID-19 protocols. Masks and distancing requirements subject to change per State and County decisions. Classes will be limited to 14 children plus parent/caregiver(s). Families can either purchase a ChIMES instrument kit, or bring their own instruments to use during class. A full list of health and safety policies and procedures will be sent to families prior to the start of the session.
 
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