Intellidance®  For The Early Childhood Classroom 

Bring the JOY of dance and music to your classroom with Intellidance®!

Imagine If...

Your students could experience the benefits and joy of dance, music, and play daily in your classroom!

You had a fun, yet effective, curriculum that nurtures cognitive, social-emotional, and cognitive development.

You didn't have to spend hours creating lesson plans and teaching resources!

You could truly make a difference in your student's lives! 

YOU CAN

With Intellidance®!

Become a Certified Intellidance® ECC Teacher!

The Intellidance® Method for the Early Childhood Classroom Certification trains professionals in the best practices in early childhood dance and music education.

Using our simple, self-paced, online course platform, you will receive training on how to structure, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate dance and music programming for children ages 3-6. 

The Intellidance® Method for the Early Childhood Classroom curriculum directly supports the learning outcomes for many International Early Childhood Curriculums!

Your training will include:

Intellidance® Method Foundations Course

  • Introduction to the Intellidance® Method

    • The Intellidance® Child Learning Philosophy
    • The Intellidance® Classroom Community
    • The Intellidance® Teacher
  • Moving and Grooving: Conceptual Early Childhood Education

    • Conceptual Dance Education
    • Conceptual Music Education
    • The Intellidance® Method: Combining Conceptual Dance and Music Education in Early Childhood
  • Bodies in the Know, Minds on the Go: Brain-Body Integration in Early Childhood

    • Infant Reflexes
    • Developmental Movement Patterns
    • Automaticity
    • Brain Play for Early Childhood
    • BrainDance for Early Childhood
  • Manage Your Way To Success

    • Positive Management in Early Childhood
    • Fun Flow Strategies: Music and Movement Transitions and Routines

Intellidance® ECC Program Design Course

  • Intellidance® Childhood  Development

    • Physical Development
    • Cognitive Development
    • Social-Emotional Development
    • FUN.... on Purpose! 
  • Intellidance® ECC Class Design

    • Lesson Plan Design
    • Lesson Implementation
    • Observation of a complete Intellidance® Class
    • Program Practicum: 1 Video assignment submitted online to earn your Certified Teacher Status. Individualized feedback will be provided to ensure your growth and success!

We strive to empower early childhood professionals to feel confident delivering impactful dance and music activities that support children's learning needs and build a collaborative classroom community!

Our online certification platform combines written training manuals with lecture videos, activity demonstration videos, and live class videos over a series of self-paced, progressive lessons to ensure your growth as an early childhood educator and success as an Intellidance® ECC Teacher!

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What's Included? 

Ready-To-Go Curriculum

  • Intellidance® Method for the Early Childhood Classroom Training Manual 
  • Intellidance® Lesson Plans: Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for each Intellidance® Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Core Curriculum Activity Guide: Activity Guide with 200+ Intellidance® Activities Organized by Concept. 
  • Intellidance® Seasonal Lesson Plans: 3 sets of  progressive Seasonal Intellidance® Lesson Plans for Fall, Winter, and Spring. 
  • Intellidance® Lesson Plan Template: Build your own custom lesson plans using the Intellidance® Method. 

 

Additional Supports

  • Intellidance® Video Library: Video demonstrations of many of the Intellidance® activities.
  • Intellidance® Spotify Playlists: Access to pre-created Intellidance® Playlists on Spotify 
  • Intellidance® Method Community Network: Access to our private international online Intellidance® Teacher Community! Continue to learn and collaborate with teachers from around the world using the Intellidance® Method. 

Pre-Created Teaching Resources

  • Intellidance® Concept Visuals: Posters, Concept Cards, and Colouring Sheets for each Movement Concept.
  • Intellidance® BrainDance Visuals: Posters, Concept Cards, and Colouring Sheets for BrainDance activities.
  • Intellidance® Seasonal Visuals: Posters to accompany your Seasonal Lesson Plans.
  • Intellidance® Student Resources: Colouring and Activity Sheets to support Curriculum Outcomes.



Bring the JOY and BENEFITS of Dance and Music Education to your Classroom with Intellidance®!

Physical Development

Awareness & Coordination

 Balance & Proprioception

 Fine & Gross Motor Skills

 Strength & Endurance

 Flexibility & Agility

Cognitive Development

Anticipation & Prediction

 Problem Solving & Planning

 Language & Listening Skills

 Pattern Recognition

 Following Instructions

Emotional Development

 Self-Esteem & Confidence

 Social Skills & Interaction

Peer & Cultural Appreciation

 Bonding & Empathy

 Self-Expression 

Intellidance® for the Early Childhood Classroom is a unique creative dance and music curriculum and teacher training program created to foster holistic development in children ages 3-6. Research shows that dance and music activities offered in a loving, safe, multi-sensory environment enhance life long learning and neural development.

Connecting dance and music concepts provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, learn, and create using multiple senses and intelligences. By addressing the possibilities and benefits of dance and music education, the Intellidance® for the Early Childhood Classroom provides an innovative approach for young children to move-to-learn and learn-to-move!
Intellidance® offers a playful and creative approach to movement and music education in the early years. The program model combines exploration and discovery with dance, music, and play designed to nurture our youngest learners. The Intellidance® Method is based on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development, international dance and music education standards, coupled with child and teacher-approved fun! 
The Intellidance® Method for the Early Childhood Classroom Certificate Program has been developed for preschool/play school teachers, childcare professionals, early intervention professionals, and kindergarten teachers. We understand early childhood professionals play a critical role in laying a solid foundation for children's physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. We strive to empower early childhood professionals to feel confident delivering impactful dance and music activities that support their student's learning needs and build a creative classroom community. 
Intellidance® Founder, Jessica Baudin-Griffin (B.Ed), has trained professionals from all over the world in the Intellidance® Method, using conceptual teaching practices to increase the awareness of the benefits of developmentally appropriate early childhood dance and music education and experiences. Jessica has taught early childhood dance and music education and teacher pedagogy in a wide variety of settings including: dance studios, community centres, preschools, daycares, special educational programs, elementary schools, and post secondary institutions. 
Working in different educational settings has given Jessica a deep appreciation of the importance of music and dance education at all ages and an understanding of the different needs of early childhood professionals. Jessica brings this experience and knowledge to her teaching training programs, providing an educational model that is both strong in methodology and flexible in implementation. Jessica is committed to helping other teachers find success, satisfaction, and joy!

FAQs

Who is Intellidance® For The Early Childhood Classroom designed for?

Anyone who teaches children between the ages of 3-6!

If you are a Preschool or Kindergarten Teacher or a Childcare Professional the Intellidance® ECC program provides you with developmentally appropriate creative dance and music activities you can easily integrate into your current classroom schedule and routine!

If you are a Dance or Music Specialist, the Intellidance® ECC program provides you with a complete dance and music curriculum! Teach the program with our ready-to-go lesson plans or mix and match your own activities with the Intellidance® programming!

I have two left feet and zero dance experience; can I teach Intellidance?

Yes!! Here’s the thing… We believe ALL human beings are born with the capacity to dance. Every single one… even those who feel rhythmically challenged. Dance is a basic human right and we’ve made it our mission to ensure anyone and everyone who wants to dance can!

Also, you move on a daily basis! Intellidance® activities are not based on formal dance technique. It is based in foundational physical literacy skills Intellidance® is for everyBODY!

How long do I have to complete my online certification?

You are provided with 12 months to complete your online certification course materials (approximately 25-30 hours).

Upon obtaining your Intellidance® ECC Teacher Certificate Status, you will unlock your complete Intellidance® ECC Curriculum and Teaching Resources in your Intellidance® account!

What is your refund policy?

Due to the digital nature of this product and receiving immediate access to your courses there will be no refunds after purchase.

Are there any ongoing fees?

Membership fees for Intellidance® Teachers are $99 USD/year.

Your first year of Team Member Fees are included in the cost of your certification!

What's Included:

  • Non-Exclusive rights to use the Intellidance® name and trademark and offer the Intellidance® programs for which you are certified to teach

  • Access to seasonal progressive curriculums and lesson plans

  • Access to digital teaching resources, visuals, worksheets, and handouts

  • Access to Video Library

  • Access to Intellidance® Method Courses

  • Teacher Profile Page 

  • Webinars for ongoing professional development

  • Membership to the Intellidance® Method Network (private Facebook group)

  • Access to the Intellidance® Premium Shop 

Join Other Teachers Experiencing Success with Intellidance®!

Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to take the first ever Intellidance® for the Early Childhood Classroom course this past summer!

Now I have grab and go lesson plans and a plethora of pedagogical knowledge that I can QUICKLY and EASILY apply in my Early Education classroom during scheduled music and dance lessons and every day as we go about our daily classroom routine.

The course was interactive which allowed for strong connections to be made between a variety of professionals with a common goal and passion: children, movement, and music.  

Intellidance® has made my music and dance lessons much more exciting and engaging (for both me and my students)! It has given me a wealth of tools to keep “in my back pocket” to help engage the wide range of needs and abilities in my special needs classroom. Even though we are only in our first month of the school year and Intellidance® is still quite new to our classroom, I can safely say that the verdict is in; children in the early years LOVE Intellidance®! And so do I!

But most importantly, my lessons have been given a big stamp of approval and a million gold stars by my team of specialists that include SLP, OT, and PT! Intellidance® is not just dance, music, and movement! It is a high quality, developmentally appropriate pedagogical approach for early childhood teachers!

~Erika Walker Certified Intellidance® ECC Teacher/Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher

I first was introduced to Intellidance® wearing my "Mom" hat when I signed up to participate in a winter session babies class with my oldest son. It was one of the best baby gifts I could have received! Not only did it have a profound impact on our family's life, as we continued classes with our children for years to come, it was also instrumental to contributing to growth in my professional career.

I am an elementary music specialist who has been working in my position for over a decade and I also hold a Master of Education degree. As a teacher who has always valued movement as a part of my music program, I already knew the benefits that learning through movement can provide our students.

Through Intellidance®, I gained a whole repertoire of activities that I could use to broaden my students' understanding of core music concepts through kinaesthetic means. I have yet to introduce an Intellidance® activity to my students that is not met with enthusiasm and requests to be repeated in future classes.

I gained a whole series of transitions that have improved my classroom management; these planned transitions are a huge part and asset of the Intellidance® program. I gained a whole repertoire of music that I come back to over and over again because not only does it support learning, it is delightful, engaging, and fun at the same time!

I have since brought Intellidance® professional development sessions to my school and district because I believe that this program needs to be shared with many. Intellidance® is about dance, music, learning, play, and joy! I feel very blessed to be a part of this program.

~Courtney Richard Certified Intellidance® Teacher/ K-6 Music Specialist 

How Does This Work?

  • 1. Register and pay for your digital access to the Intellidance® Early Childhood Classroom.

  • 2. Check your inbox for your login info so you can jump in and get started today!

  • 3. Complete the Intellidance® Early Childhood Teacher Online Courses at your own pace. When completed receive your Intellidance® Teacher Certificate! 

  • 4. Access your complete Intellidance® ECC Curriculum and Resources through your Intellidance® Teacher Account and bring the JOY of Intellidance® to your students!

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