Quality early learning that is extremely accessible.
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 learning in fast-paced, interactive online classes that are as rigirous as they are fun and accessible.
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 coming year we hope to launch a Spanish-language version of the program both online, while building our collaborations that help make early learning universally accessible to all families.
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