Our KinderBAMP students are immersed in an inclusive, musical community consisting of listening, singing, movement, and percussion exercises in conjunction with a social-emotional component where students learn how to respect and work together in an ensemble.
Program hours for kindergarten run from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday. This includes all early release days scheduled throughout the school year at our partner site. Children in KinderBAMP receive snack at the beginning of the program day and again towards the end of the day after a long day of play.
Although BAMP is a music-focused program, our kinders also enjoy lots of free play, art, dance parties, storytelling and chill time.
“I like when we made up the Halloween song about vampires with Mr. G. My favorite art project was about Ms. Y.'s favorite artist, Mary Blair. We sang 'It's a Small World.' And decorating the leather jacket. And the Valentine's Day project. I have it at my house. We have magnets on a board to put all the projects on at my house."
Alden, age 5
Mr. Gennaro works on a collective composition on the buckets with his class. Student driven learning is at the heart of the program.
Getting an early start on learning the parts of the violin!