Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.


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  • development
  • parents
  • professional resources
  • exploration
  • play
  • movement
  • social and emotional
  • creativity
  • assessment
  • curriculum
  • Notable Notes Submissions

    Author Angela Barker


    Notable Notes, a column featured in each issue of Perspectives, is a short commentary authored by a practicing early childhood educator on a topic related to teaching music and movement to young children. The primary purpose of Notable Notes is to inform parents, administrators, policymakers, and others about the importance of music and movement activities for the development and well-being of all children. The topics that previous Notable Notes authors have chosen to write about vary from general descriptions of effective teaching practices to small yet salient ways educators have used music and movement instruction to help children grasp a better understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Notable Notes columns from previous issues of Perspectives can be viewed online at

    The word count for a Notable Notes column is 500-550 words. Please use a 10- or 12-point font for text. Pages must be numbered and have 1-inch margins.

    Authors: Please provide a brief biographical statement (30-35 words) describing where you work, the subject area(s) you teach, and the age group(s) you work with. Be sure to include your first and last names and a current mailing address.

    Manuscripts must be formatted as an MS Word document (.doc or .docx) or a comparable format. Send the document as an attachment via email to Dr. Angela Barker, Perspectives Editor,

    Submission due dates
    February 1
    May 1
    August 1
    November 1

    Notable Notes columns submitted for publication in ECMMA’s Perspectives are subject to copyediting by the Perspectives Editor. The Editor reserves the right to: 1) accept or reject a submission based on its relevance and/or appropriateness to the needs of Perspectives and ECMMA, 2) accept or reject a submission based on contributor’s adherence to the guidelines stated above, and 3) determine which issue of Perspectives a submission will be featured.

    Angela Barker, PhD
    Perspectives Editor

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