Toddler Rock class in session

Giving Back to the Community Through Toddler Rock

For 30 weeks each year, over 400 early childhood students visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to participate in Toddler Rock.

This program is free of charge for local Head Start toddlers and combines rock music and live performance with motor, pre-reading and social skills learning.

For one child to participate in Toddler rock for the whole year costs about 350 dollars. We couldn’t do that without help from our community, from people who really want to help make a difference in the world.

Watch how Toddler Rock impacts lives and consider making a donation to support our free programs. You can text "ROCK" to 27722 or click below to make a gift of any size. 

Inside Toddler Rock Program

Dive in below to see specifically how Toddler Rock impacts the community and uses music to connect and educate students, starting with our youngest rockers in the music therapy and education program.

Since 1999, the Rock Hall has partnered with the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Beck Center for the Arts, and Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland Head Start to teach Cleveland's underserved three- to five-year olds and their teachers. Dr. Deforia Lane, an internationally acclaimed music therapist, leads twelve music therapists who work with the toddlers once a week.

The program is funded in part by the PNC Grow Up Great Initiative. 

Toddler Rock Episodes

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Toddler Rock Episode 1
Toddler Rock Episode 2
Toddler Rock Episode 3
Toddler Rock Episode 4
Toddler Rock Episode 5