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Weikart Inducted Into the ECMMA Hall of Honor

Phyllis S. Weikart was inducted into the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) Hall of Honor on June 23, 2014 during ECMMA's biennial convention in Atlanta. Phyllis is Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan where she served as a faculty member for 25 years. She is the School of Kinesiology’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for her service to kinesiology.

In addition to her work in kinesiology, Phyllis served as first the Director then Senior Advisor to the Movement and Music Division at HighScope Educational Research Foundation. In 2010 she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for a “lifetime dedicated to teaching children and adults the value of movement and music and its impact on education.”

Phyllis is the developer of HighScope's Education Through Movement program that is devoted to the importance of movement-based active learning. She has authored numerous movement and music books, basing her writing on her ongoing work with students of all ages from preschoolers to senior adults. She also directed the production of 15 CDs of international folk music. Click here to see more music and movement products. Her work with international folk dance earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Dance Council.

Phyllis is nationally known and highly respected educator-author, researcher, curriculum developer, conference and workshop presenter, and choreographer.

The ECMMA seeks to promote developmentally appropriate practices for all early childhood music and movement specialists, positively impacting the lives of all children. The ECMMA Hall of Honor celebrates those who have invested themselves in the cause of early childhood music and movement and recognizes individuals who have had a lifetime of achievement with worldwide influence.

  • View a video retrospect of Phyllis Weikart’s contributions to HighScope.

Phyllis Weikart


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