Twenty-five years ago, like-minded teachers, performers, songwriters, radio hosts, and parents who cared about the quality and content of children’s music established The Children’s Music Network (CMN) – a nonprofit association that now has members across the United States and Canada.

Our Mission

The Children’s Music Network celebrates the positive power of music in the lives of children by sharing songs, exchanging ideas and creating community.

Who We Are

Our membership includes full-time and part-time performers, songwriters, classroom teachers, music educators, librarians, storytellers, record producers, distributors, broadcasters, parents, grandparents, and children. We sing, share, teach, write, play, perform, produce and enjoy children’s music. We are diverse in age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and culture. We welcome all musical styles.

What We Do

We meet in person and through the Internet to share songs and ideas about children’s music, to inspire each other about the empowering ways adults and young people can communicate through music, and to be a positive catalyst for community-building and education through music.

We support the creation and dissemination of life-affirming, multicultural musical forms for, by, and with young people.  CMN regional chapters around the country organize both local and regional gatherings which are open to CMN members and non-members alike.

Our Principles

We recognize children’s music as a powerful means of encouraging cooperation, celebrating diversity, building self-esteem, promoting respect and responsibility for our environment, and cultivating an understanding of nonviolence and social justice.

We hope you’ll join us!

Here’s a video about the fun we have in The Children’s Music Network.


  1. How do I join CMN?

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