SECE Teacher Training Stage Three

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Prenatal and Early Years, Stage Three
SAA SECE Teacher Training Course
with Danette Schuh, Registered SAA SECE Teacher Trainer
click here for application form
Teachers, continue to expand and deepen your SECE teaching experience! This 5-day course will take you through the third level of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher training. This interactive course will include 5 live demonstration classes in addition to lecture and discussion. All participants should come prepared to lead an activity in the baby/toddler demonstration class and receive personal feedback, beginning on the first day. There will be required written assignments and observations during the week.

Fri, Mar 23 thru Tue, Mar 27, 2018

CLASS SCHEDULE (for all days except Sunday)
8:15am – Prep for baby/toddler class at the dance studio
9:00am – baby/toddler class
10:00am – post-class discussion
11:00am – lunch break
12:30-4:15pm – class at the home studio
12:00pm – class begins at the home studio
3:45pm – go to dance studio
4:00pm – Prep for baby/toddler class at the dance studio
4:30-5:30pm – baby/toddler class
5:30-6:30pm – post-class discussion

Teacher lecture/discussion will be held at the Home Studio of Danette Schuh
Near Sweetwater and Hwy 59, approx 2 miles/six minutes from First Colony Mall
Sugar Land, Texas
(exact address will be given after your application form is received)

The Baby/Toddler Demonstration Classes will be held at
The EPIC Center for Dance
15510 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
On Lexington Blvd. between Hwy 6 and Williams Trace.
To register a child in the baby/toddler demonstration classes, click here

Pencil and paper for notes
Required Course Materials

Course fee: $550.00 before Feb 23, 2018 OR $585.00 after Feb 23, 2018
SAA Registration fee: $15.00 (required to register the course with the SAA)

Please let us know if you need childcare during the class. We are hoping to offer childcare options if possible.

Required materials for pre-requisite re-reading and study:
Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki Revised Edition
Ability Development from Age Zero, by Shinichi Suzuki and Mary Louise Nagata
Lullabies, Action Songs and Rhymes CD by Sharon Jones with companion booklet by Dorothy Jones
Recordings also available for download on iTunes

Current Active SAA Membership
Successful completion of SECE Stage One and Two training.
This stage of training assumes participants have prior experience in teaching the baby/toddler classes. It is strongly recommended that you teach SECE classes for at least 6 months to one year between each stage of training.
Participants must be able to sing in tune and keep a steady beat
Participants must have studied the songs and rhymes of the SECE curriculum CD and be prepared to perform the songs and rhymes in class during the SECE training
Participants must have re-read Nurtured by Love, Ability Development from Age Zero and the Lullabies, Action Songs and Rhymes Booklet

All fees are non-refundable (unless the course is full before your application is received). Absences cannot be credited or refunded.
Returned check fee or credit card chargeback fee is $35.00.
Attendance for the entire 30 hours of class time and payment of the SAA registration fee is required for SAA course registration.
Please refrain from taking photos or video during the baby/toddler classes. Photos/video during the teacher training class is only allowed for your own personal study use. No photos/video may be posted online or used in print without written permission from Danette Schuh.

Apply now! Enrollment is limited.

Questions? Check out our FAQ’s or contact
Danette Schuh, Director, Dolce Music Studio
PO Box 1911, Sugar Land, TX 77487
832-886-1745 – office
832-886-1745 – fax
click here to email us

Q. I’m coming from out of town. Are there good hotels nearby?
A. Yes. Our training location is not yet confirmed, but the three closest hotels to our current baby class location are Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land, 16730 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478, the Courtyard By Mariott Houston/Sugar Land Lake Pointe, 16740 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478 (about 2 miles from the class location) and the Sugar Land Mariott Town Square, approx. 1 mile from the class location), located in Sugar Land Town Square, a nice lively city center area with convenient shopping and dining all within a few blocks.

Q. I have taken Stage One and Stage Two. How is Stage Three different and why should I take it?
A. As a life-long learner, it is strongly recommended to continue Suzuki training and deepen your understanding of the philosophy and curriculum. In Stage Three, we will analyze different aspects of the Baby/Toddler class curriculum and goals including new “layers” for stimulating more excitement in classes, and discuss new research and its effect on early childhood education.

Q. Why is the exact address of the location not posted?
A. Part of the class will take place at the Home Studio of Danette Schuh. We prefer not to publish our home address on the internet for privacy reasons. When you sign up for class, we will send you the exact address. It is very near First Colony Mall in Sugar Land, TX.

Q. I have taken Stage One and Stage Two, but I am not currently teaching an SECE class. Can I take Stage Three?
A. Possibly. Please contact us. This question must be answered on an individual basis by the teacher trainer.

Q. I just took Stage Two last month. Can I take Stage Three now?
A. No. It is strongly recommended that you teach for at least 6 months to one year between stages of training. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact us. Exceptions are handled on an individual basis by the teacher trainer.

Q. I have already read Nurtured by Love, Ability Development from Age Zero, and the Lullabies, Action Songs and Rhymes booklet. Do I need to read them again?
A. Everyone learns by repetition. It is expected that you will re-read these materials before class. Please also bring them with you to class for a reference.

Q. I have a baby/toddler between 0 and 3. Can they participate in the demo classes?
A. Yes. We welcome your child in the class. Contact us with your child’s name and age and we will let you know if there is available space in the baby/toddler classes. Click here for the baby/toddler registration form.

Q. What should I wear?
A. The demonstration classes are active. Wear something comfortable for moving, dancing and sitting on the floor. Be prepared to remove your shoes during class.

Q. What if I can’t sit on the floor because of an injury?
A. No problem. You may sit on a chair for all the floor activities.

Q. What will we be studying in the class?
A. The Stage Three class assumes teacher experience in the SECE baby/toddler classroom and addresses the development of new ideas.

  • Baby/Toddler class curriculum and goals including new “layers” for stimulating more excitement in classes
  • Discussion of strategies for the development of parents as excellent observers of not only their own child but the others in the class
  • Techniques for encouraging the celebration of each child’s smallest step through documentation and journaling
  • Further investigation of current and applicable research as it applies to SECE
  • Teacher participants begin to develop their own collection of resources for SECE
  • There is a minimum of one written assignment required during this week. Each teacher participant has an opportunity to lead an activity and assist in the daily class during the training week
  • A brief individual consultation will be scheduled for each teacher participant during the training period
  • Upon completion of this Stage of training teacher participants are encouraged to pursue Stage 4 and consider an SECE Practicum course. It is also possible to revisit earlier stages of training

Q. Should I bring my lunch?
A. You may bring a sack lunch or you may go out to lunch at a nearby restaurant. There will be a 90 minute (1.5 hour) break for lunch.