Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need

by Guitars in the Classroom
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Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
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Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need
Little Ukes for Small Hands in Need

Summary

This project will empower daycare workers and early childhood educators to teach language, early literacy, social skills, counting, and more to children from 3-5 years old through the power of singing songs and strumming ukes. GITC provides free music training to teachers in federally underfunded Head Start programs, and child care centers, as well as agency-affiliated home daycares. Each one needs a small set of durable ukes for the children to play, and your gift can buy 2 for the price of 1!

$3,000
total goal
$1,865
remaining
21
donors
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monthly donors
1
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Challenge

This campaign is repairing decades of budget cuts to the Arts that reduced public music education when many of today's teachers were growing up. Most never learned to play an instrument or sing. Now, making music is missing from childhood, and young children need and deserve a positive, engaging, musical way to learn together. So hundreds of early childhood teachers are joining us voluntarily, for free, to learn to sing, play, & teach through music each day. Their centers are in need of ukes!

Solution

The big goal now is to provide these teachers with small sets of student ukuleles to be shared each day. Ukes are the perfect starter instrument for very young children. They fit their small bodies and hands. Strumming over a beautiful chord, holding the tiny instrument over their hearts and tummies, the children develop amazing rhythm, the ability to sing in tune, learn to sing entire songs. This helps them to develop their vocabulary, to state needs, ask questions, and share their feelings.

Long-Term Impact

The way we teach at GITC, ukuleles support the whole process. Teachers facilitate this brilliantly once they get a little free training. The learning never ends. Until June, we are training early childhood educators who collectively serve over 40,000 young children each and every day! Each one needs a starter set of ukes. Do you want to see the music in early childhood revive, and hear the sound of children singing their own special songs? Then please join us! Together we can make a difference.

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Organization Information

Guitars in the Classroom

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GITCmusic
Project Leader:
Gail Wingfield
San Diego , CA United States

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