ABOUT


You could say Circle Time Success was establish the day Jocelyn taught her first music class in Port Orchard, WA, Because that was the day she started gathering valuable information on what does and doesn’t working when working with children. Through blood, sweat and lots of tears, Jocelyn learned lessons she now shares with teachers who are serious about bringing music into the classroom.

Now we aren’t talking about music teachers here, we are talking classroom teachers who understand the value of utilizing music all day long to make learning fun and joyful – the way it should be.  Designed for childcare centers and preschools, Circle Time Success provides trainings and curriculum that works. 

Whether a new teacher to early childhood or a veteran looking to “spice it up,” our curriculum and trainings provide teachers with a tool kit filled with ways to create meaningful interactions with music not only at circle time, but all throughout the day.

A little about our curriculum….No need to go searching for that perfect egg shaker or spend hours on Pinterest looking for a new song.  Why? Because each curriculum kit contains activity guides and video demonstrations along with carefully selected materials to get you started.

A little about our trainings…Circle Time Success also provides a variety of trainings where teachers learn brain-based strategies along with tips and tricks to achieve optimal engagement at circle time and get the most out of their music and movement curriculum. On-line or in-person, we’ve got a solution for you that will motivate and educate.

Jocelyn Manzanarez

Jocelyn Manzanarez

Trainer and Curriculum Design

Jocelyn received her BA from the University of Montana in Music Education and her MA in Music Education from the University of Washington in 2005. She is a certified K-12 music educator in Washington state as well as a Washington S.T.A.R.S. trainer. She began her teaching career as an elementary general music teacher. After four years, she felt children needed to have their “inner musician” awakened sooner than Kindergarten. Therefore, in the Fall of 2003, Jocelyn started Musically Minded with the hope of reaching the very youngest. She and her teachers reach over 1,000 children every week working in childcare centers in and around Seattle, Washington. In 2013, Jocelyn started Circle Time Success after observing the lack of music classroom teachers were using in the classroom. She has gone on to write curriculum, compose songs and train thousands of teachers on how to engage children through music and movement.