Celebrating Birth to Three Learning at GIFT CONNECT Music Fest on June 3

Please join the GIFT CONNECT team for an unforgettable afternoon of music and creativity on June 3, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, DE. During this event, you’ll listen to soul-soothing music, enjoy some tasty treats, and learn all about the Birth to Three movement. This event is one that you won’t want to miss.

About the Musicians

Prepare for a soul-rocking mix of music genres and art forms presented by popular Wilmington-area talent. Whether you’re a fan of upbeat tunes or soothing melodies, there’s something for everyone at this festival. 

Here’s a sneak peek at all the musicians featured during this event:


From Kenya, we have a special guest, Stellar Mengele, a global ambassador for GIFT CONNECT, an acclaimed Kenyan Gospel singer, and an inspirational singer/songwriter. Stellar’s original ABUJUBUJU BABY SONG has reached over 2 million people and continues inspiring more.


Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ty Mathis captivates audiences with his vibrant and soulful music. His expansive musical palette seamlessly weaves together elements of rock, folk, psychedelia, soul, and spiritual undertones, creating what we know as Evolution music.

In the world of Ty Mathis, music becomes a conduit for spiritual connection and a celebration of life’s boundless joy.


Jea Street, Jr. is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. Jea has sung professional operatic and broadway roles, produced a hip-hop album, has recorded several of his own projects, and was commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Art Museum to co-write a work that told the story of the 1968 occupation of Wilmington, Delaware after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Currently, Jea uses the Wolf Trap curriculum to help Head Start teachers integrate music into their teaching.


Singer-songwriter, John Faye, has had a prolific career as the voice of The Caulfields, IKE, John & Brittany, John Faye Power Trip, and his solo work. A musician of Korean-Irish descent, Faye was one of the only mixed-race Asian Americans to sign a major label recording contract in the 90’s heyday of alternative rock.


Katie Dill is a multi-disciplinary musician and artist from Delaware/Philly area. Signed to Fat Possum Records in 2013, she’s had glowing reviews from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, and wrote/produced several one-woman comedy shows performed in Hollywood, CA.



A Baltimore-based singer-songwriter renowned for his unique blend of roots, reggae, and soul, Jahiti has been an influential figure in the music scene for over 15 years. A founding member of the legendary group Brown FISH, Jahiti helped define their iconic hip-hop meets reggae sound.


Published author, spoken word artist, Improv Poet, facilitator, promoter, and host, G Dash Jones stage shows are guaranteed to engage and invoke laughter and genuine emotion.  His improv shows bring the audience into a relatable interactive space that feels good. He has learned to infuse his style with other artists in ways that create once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Learning About the Power Behind Birth to Three

Infants and toddlers experience the most rapid physical, cognitive, and emotional development from birth to age 3. While research* makes the case for investing in policies that support early development, infants and toddlers are seldom at the forefront of policy agendas. GIFT CONNECT is here to change that.

During this event, the GIFT CONNECT team will dive into our learning principles behind Birth to Three, and we’ll even send you home with some tips and tricks you can try with your little ones.

Meet Your New Best Friend

As parents, we all have questions that pop up throughout the day (and night), but how many actually get answered? Enter in Sammie, your new best friend! This revolutionary AI-powered parenting assistant answers parenting questions through text messages 24 hours a day. Plus, we love how you can hear about unique entertainment and music approaches to bringing up babies!

See you June 3!

This family-friendly event is welcome to all! Please bring your friends, babies, and kids. We look forward to seeing you on June 3, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, DE

*(Source: Zero to Three – State of Babies Yearbook, 2019)