The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario (ECMA) has performed 25 years of advocacy and leadership in the field of music education for young children.
Since it was founded in 1990 by Donna Wood with the dedicated help of our first president, Mary Stouffer, ECMA has remained committed to fostering communication among those who value the importance of developmentally appropriate, high quality musical experiences in the lives of all children.
The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario believes that age-appropriate musical experiences of a high quality enhance the development of the whole child and foster a lifelong enjoyment of music. We are therefore committed to
- promoting public and professional awareness of the value of music as an integral part of the education of all children
- fostering public and professional recognition of the importance of the child’s early years, and
- providing leadership and support to the field.