Pod Squad Impact
Children who participate in early childhood educational programs enter school more ready to learn.
Study after study shows that kids with early childhood learning experiences not only show improved performance in reading and mathematics, but also a reduction in special education placement and grade retention and a host of additional long-term benefits. The challenge has always been making these vital experiences accessible to kids with the greeatest need and fewest resources, whether in-person or online.
Sound Scholars™ uses the horsepower that music brings to all forms of learning in fast-paced, daily classes that are as fun and effective online as they are in-person.
Today, Sound Scholars™ has served hundreds of kids in not just in Mason County, Washington where Great Bend is based, but in 34 additional states and 7 countries. And we have the opportunity to do so much more both in-person and virtually.
In the next year we hope to launch a Spanish-language version of the program both online and in-person, while building our collaborations with the Shelton and Pleasant Glade Early Learning Centers and Turninge Pointe Surivivor Advocacy Center.
And with your help, we can.
“It was clear from the beginning of our very first virtual music lessons that Great Bend Center for Music is doing so much more than just helping kids become great musicians. I have loved watching my son practice new skills, and I have seen him develop his cooperation, teamwork, listening skills, and critical thinking along the way. Whether or not he grows up to be a musician, I am so glad he has had such a positive experience with an awesome teacher and a community.”
– Sound Scholars™ parent