An update on post-COVID-19 pandemic early childhood music spaces

Lisa Huisman KOOPS, Beatriz ILARI, Gina YI, Katherine PALMER, Tiago MADALOZZO, Vivian MADALOZZO, Alfredo BAUTISTA ARELLANO, Elizabeth ANDANG’O

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In early 2021, early childhood music educators and researchers from six global regions contributed to a book chapter documenting that state of early childhood music education during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over three years have passed since the onset of the global pandemic. This article represents an update from five of the six authors describing (a) how the pandemic is viewed in their setting as of March 2023, (b) how procedures and offerings have changed since the height of the pandemic, (c) positive or negative changes to early childhood offerings as a result of the pandemic, and (d) broader societal impacts of COVID that may be interrelated with early childhood music instruction. The intent of this article is to document the changes to specific early childhood programs in five global cultures as well as to reflect on the impact of socio-political events and movements on early childhood music education. Copyright © 2024 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Early online dateMay 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2024


Koops, L. H., Ilari, B., Yi, G., Palmer, K., Madalozzo. T., Madalozzo, V., Bautista, A., & Andang’o, E. (2024). An update on post-COVID-19 pandemic early childhood music spaces. Early Childhood Education Journal.


  • COVID-19
  • Early childhood
  • Early childhood music
  • Pandemic recovery