A conversation with Melanie DeMore Part Two

Read on for part two of the lovely, inspiring conversation between member Lily Emerson and this year’s Keynote Speaker, Melanie DeMore. PART 2 On Body Percussion, and the Gullah Stick: MD: Well, you know, I was a founding member of the band Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, and our band did African American […]

A conversation with Melanie DeMore Part One

Member Lily Emerson recently interviewed Keynote Speak Melanie DeMore. Part one of their conversation is below, part two will go up this coming Thursday. Be sure to see Ms. DeMore speak at our upcoming conference! Photo by Cryss Clark.   I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie DeMore, the keynote speaker for the […]

KINDIECOMM 2016 by Katherine Dines and Jonathan Sprout

Members Katherine Dines and Jonathan Sprout teamed up to provide this recap of KindieComm. Philadelphia, PA, April 1-3: The third annual Kindiecomm was one rockin’ weekend! Mega-thanks are in order to Robert Drake and Kathy O’Connell, a dynamic duo from WXPN Radio, who host and produce “Kid’s Corner,” a daily syndicated hour-long radio show for children. Robert and […]

Welcome new President Anna Stange!

After two fruitful years of leading CMN, Liz Buchanan has stepped down as our President. Thank you Liz, for your dedication and guidance, CMN has come a long way! Our new president is Anna Stange, a CMN member for 13 years. I asked her three important questions, and got three great answers! I’m excited to […]

CMN Conference Saturday Workshop Overview

9:15 – 10:30 Early Childhood Masterclass Wee Chant: MaryLee Sunseri Come sing a collection of chants and lullabies for birthing and parenting. Bonding, language development and musicality begin at 20 weeks gestation. These songs are as easy to sing as “Happy Birthday,” and encourage parents to sing with their babies. Primarily for work with infant/early childhood age. MaryLee Sunseri […]