(Outreach at Goodrich -Gannett Neighborhood Center)
Our “Play and Learn” Music Group is part of the Growing Together program offered under family services at Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center in downtown Cleveland. (The following I got from their website) Funded by Enhanced Services for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents through the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Growing Together offers a wide range of services for pregnant and parenting teen moms and teen dads. Weekly activities include Parent Education classes, Play and Learn groups for parents and babies/children to play together, Moms Clubs for expectant moms, and Dads Club for teen dads. Growing Together also offers individualized case management services to help connect teen parents with the services they need.
The music therapy group is provided once at month during the “Play and Learn” group hour to promote development in the children through “musical play,” encourage appropriate parent-child interactions, and provide resources for the parents to use music at home for their children’s development.