For children 24 months to 5 years old, ECM gives children experiences and guidance in music that support their natural musical development. Children learn to use their singing voices, and move rhythmically to a wide variety of live and recorded music. In this class, children are nurtured through their musical development at their own rate: they sponge in their musical environment, learn to imitate it, and eventually develop an understanding of music that lasts a lifetime. Music stimulates brain and language development, math concepts, critical thinking socialization and listening skills Musical language and symbols are introduced. Parents or an adult partner must participate in class with children. Classes are 30 minutes in keeping with the developmental attention span for young children.