Partnership hits high note for early childhood music education

Newcastle/Port Stephens Five Star Family Day Care is teaming up with one of the Hunter’s best known musicians to get children rocking and promote their development.L

Craig “Rosie” Rosevear, best known as the drummer from the Screaming Jets and the principal of Rosie’s School of Rock, will open up his Little Rockers Early Childhood Music Program to Newcastle/Port Stephens Five Star Family Day Care educators and children with the partnership to be officially launched tomorrow.

Tracey Sweetman, Managing Coordinator of Newcastle/Port Stephens Five Star Family Day Care, said it was an exciting venture for the organisation and a great way to expose children to the educational and social benefits of music with a reputable teacher.

“The learning outcomes of the program are aligned with BELONGING, BEING & BECOMING: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, recognising that music provides the opportunity for children to make meaning of their world, form relationships with others and enhance their development,” she said.

“Newcastle/Port Stephens Five Star Family Day Care is excited to add this program to the range of developmental activities our educators run with the children they care for, at a minimal cost to families.

“The program will operate at Rosie’s School of Rock as well as a venue in the Port Stephens LGA, with one-hour sessions consisting of a music and craft component for each school term during the year.”

Craig “Rosie” Rosevear said the Little Rockers program was a great place to start to help our children succeed.

“Studies have shown that musical education creates neural pathways, connecting both sides of the brain, which is why it can help with maths and reading skills,” he said.

“Music is also great for confidence, coordination and creative thinking.

“With over 20 years of delivering music education, I’ve seen these benefits are real.”

The Rosie’s School of Rock partnership with Five Star Family Day Care will be launched on Tuesday 5 May 2015 at 6.30pm at St Matthew’s Church Hall, 7 Wentworth Street, Georgetown.

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