The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) views teacher certification as a process of continued growth in knowledge concerning music and movement education for young children. It provides a fair, systematic method for teacher recognition, encourages continued participation in conventions, workshops, seminars and other training events; and encourages the growth of professional skills and abilities. Certification also assists teachers in self-evaluation, provides a means for feedback from parents of their classes, and helps assure the general public of teachers’ credentials.

At this time, we are reviewing our Certification process and criteria. If you currently hold a Level 1, 2 or 3 certificate and would like to renew, please contact Gina Yi, VP Professional Advancement, at gyi@ecmma.org. If you are planning to apply for certification, please stay tuned for updated information.


We want to thank our institutional and business partners for supporting our efforts to develop children through music and movement.