Circle Time Success: Where Play Meets Purpose

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.

The Art of Teaching | Circle Time Success

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 | 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.”

Rachel Rambach | Circle Time Success


We’d love to find out how we can help you ROCK your circle times!

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