Throughout their respective careers as an early childhood music educator and board-certified music therapist, Jocelyn Manzanarez and Rachel Rambach have learned by way of research and hands-on experience what does and doesn’t work when teaching children — especially within the circle time setting.
Their mutual love of helping children learn and develop through storytelling, movement, music, and play-based interaction brought Jocelyn and Rachel together to create Circle Time Success. Bringing a combined 40+ years of experience to the table, their goal is to help educators facilitate fun and effective circle time experiences in the classroom.
EVERY teacher is capable of leading an engaging and educational circle time; all you need are the right tools. That’s where Circle Time Success comes in. Jocelyn and Rachel are not only opening up their vault of tried-and-true circle time activities, but they are also showing you how to use them in a way that makes learning JOYFUL.
Designed for childcare centers and preschools, Circle Time Success provides a curriculum that works.
Whether you’re a new early childhood teacher or a veteran looking to “spice it up,” we provide you with a tool kit filled with ways to create meaningful interactions not only at circle time, but all throughout the day.
Meet the creators of Circle Time Success
Jocelyn Manzanarez: “Since 1999, I’ve been on a mission to impact as many children as possible through music. I founded Musically Minded in 2003 and with the help of my talented team of teachers, we share the world of music with 1,000+ children each week in and around Seattle, WA.”
Rachel Rambach: “As a board-certified music therapist, I’ve spent the last 15 years creating goal-based music resources for young children, sharing them with educators, therapists, and parents all over the world.”