Sound Start takes health and safety concerns very seriously, not only for our smallest customers and their families, but also for our teachers and their families. We consider federal, state, city and CDC guidelines when planning our in-person options. Because we sing in our classes, we also follow guidelines from the International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study. Singing uses forced-air breathing which is more like sneezing and coughing. Forced-air breathing emits significantly more airborne particles than regular breathing.
Participants in our classes agree to abide by the guidelines specified for each class. Some classes require masks for all students ages 2 and older. Some classes will require proof of vaccination for all participants 12 years and up prior to your first class. (We'll allow families to submit this proof electronically or via video chat.) All classes are designed for social distancing. We know children do not understand these guidelines and count on parents to guide students gently but efficiently if they pull off their masks or try to enter another family's zone. It is a learning process! Families will provide a blanket to sit on, shakers, sticks (homemade is fine) and any other small instruments for their family to use in class. Note: Children under two are never required to wear masks.
Sound Start currently offers a variety of online and outdoor/socially distant/masked classes. To learn how to make online classes successful, visit our policies page. We will offer a variety of online and outdoor class options in Brentwood, Nashville, and Mt. Juliet this fall. Please look over the requirements for each class before enrolling. Your enrollment is your agreement to follow all class guidelines.
Outdoor class diagram for our more visual customers:
Sound Start will offer indoor class options at our Brentwood class location for the Fall of 2021. The vast majority of families who requested indoor classes in Brentwood also requested that participants provide proof of vaccination to participate. Please look over the requirements for each class before enrolling. Your enrollment is your agreement to follow all class guidelines.
Indoor class diagram for our more visual customers: