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Join Ohio AEYC for an exclusive and fantabulous day of music & movement! 

A special day designed for Early Childhood professionals working with infant-toddlers, preschool, and school-age children in all settings!

Friday, December 1st  |  Columbus, OH 


Dwell Community Church
1390 Community Park Dr, Columbus, OH 43229


Earn Up to 5.5 hours of Ohio Approved Credit!*     


Proudly Sponsored By 



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Greg & Steve

Music, Movement & Engaging Children

With high energy, participatory songs for children, Grammy-nominated Greg & Steve have been entertaining kids, teachers, parents, and grandparents alike for over 30 years!


This interactive session will provide attendees with quality educational music that will enhance the early childhood curriculum. Expect BIG FUN! 

Greg & Steve will provide a session you will not forget!

1 Hour of Ohio Approved Credit

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Jim Gill

Songs to Read! Books to Sing!

Attendees will explore the many correlations between music play, literacy, and various domains of early childhood development. Connections between music and early literacy will become clear as Jim Gill shares clever wordplay and rhymes in the context of active movement games.

Early Childhood professionals will find many new ideas to enhance storytimes and children’s programming!

1 Hour of Ohio Approved Credit

Music Play is Learning Play

In this energizing and JOYFUL session, Jim Gill will share examples of his ACTIVE musical games that early education and care professionals can bring back to their classrooms, playrooms and family rooms.


Most importantly, Jim will discuss how music play inspires young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements….not only to sing but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word and the world of numbers.

1 Hour of Ohio Approved Credit

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Red Grammer

Stress: Rx - Singing and Greening!
The Power of Music and Nature to Inspire, Create Normality and Bring Joy

Recent years have brought an unprecedented amount of upheaval, disruption to routine, social disconnection, and isolation to us and to the children and families we serve. Science is finding that two of the best ways to reduce stress are making music, especially together, and being in nature.  


In this presentation, Red shares the research and then will lead us through a joyful interactive musical experience that shows how to use music and access nature in our classrooms to reset and moderate emotions, reduce and reframe stress, lower blood pressure, and increase endorphins, all at the same time!

1.5 Hours of Ohio Approved Credit


Anthony Broughton

Cultivating Excellence Through Hip Hop in the Classroom

This exciting and fun session will explore Hip Hop pedagogy and Hip Hop Play as a culturally responsive approach for cultivating the academic and personal development of children. 

Participants will deepen their knowledge of Hip Hop beyond simple, narrow perceptions.  Learn approaches for building on the needs, interests, and values of your students, while fostering elements of Hip Hop in your program! 

1 Hour of Ohio Approved Credit

Learn about Teaching and Learning with Hip Hop Culture


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Normal Registration Rate $179  

Ohio AEYC Member Discounted Registration Rate Only $79!

Non-Member Discounted Registration Rate Only $89
Not a current Ohio AEYC/NAEYC member? Become a member and save!


  • Up to 5.5 hours of Ohio Approved Credit/Certificate!






Add a boxed lunch to your registration for only $15 

  • Sandwich/Wrap boxed lunch

    • Comes with sandwich/wrap ​

    • Chips

    • Side

    • Cookie

    • Drink

  • Salad lunch​

    • Includes fresh-baked bread ​

    • Cinnamon honey butter and dressing on the side

    • Drink

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Friday, December 1st


Jim Gill |  
Songs to Read! Books to Sing!


Red Grammer |  
Stress: Rx - Singing and Greening!

Lunch (Not included with registration)

MISTER B.  |  Cultivating Excellence through Hip Hop in the Classroom


Jim Gill  | 
Music Play is Learning Play



Greg & Steve  |  
Music, Movement & Engaging Child

4 Key Takeaways from this special event focused on music and movement:

Holistic Development

Music and movement play a crucial role in fostering holistic development in young children.

This special event will emphasize that incorporating these elements into early childhood education can enhance physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development simultaneously!

Active Learning

Active engagement through music and movement enhances learning. Learn how to create enviorments where children can actively participate, explore rhythms, experiment with different movements, and express themselves creatively. 

This approach promotes better retention and understanding of concepts. 

Language and Communication

Attendees will learn how vital the link between music, movement, and language development is.


Attendees will see first hand how to incorporate rhymes, songs, and rhythmic patterns into their teaching methods. This not only enhances language skills, but also supports nonverbal communication and expression!

Emotional Regulation

Music and movement provide children with healthy outlets for emotional expression and regulation. This special event will underscore how early childhood educators can use music and movement activities to help children manage their emotions, reduce stress, and develop self-awareness. 

This skillset contributes to each child's overall well-being!

*Ohio Approved credit is available for each session. A total of 5.5 hours is available. 


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Note: Beginning July 1, 2016, professionals are no longer able to take an Ohio Approved class for PD credit more than once in a 6-year period. Trainings repeated within the six-year timeframe can be used to meet the child care licensing training requirements but will not be applied to the 20 hours of PD required for SUTQ. Updated PD certificate 8-7-18 Italic (

Payment Method: Credit Card, Check and Purchase Order.
For Check or PO payment, please contact Laura Richards before registering: or 419-946-6693, option 6.

Payment is required regardless of attendance. Payment must be received prior to the event date. Any payment that has not been received may result in canceled registration. Ohio Approved credit will be processed within 30 days of the event.

Need to register a group or make other payment arrangements?
Contact us here!

Refund Policy: Fantabulous event payments are non-refundable. Any amount due must be paid before the start of the event. If you would like to send a substitute in place of the original registrant, please email

Hotel Option

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Drive Columbus, Ohio 43231  

$122 per night
Includes breakfast and is just minutes from the event location!


We would like to sincerely thank our sponsor for making this event possible!

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