For Educators

If you have questions about any of these trainings, please email Wendy or call 802-875-2751 ext. 107.

We are co-sponsoring TWO Mother Goose Cares About Math and Science courses—one in Middlebury and one in South Royalton—beginning in September 2016.
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If you’re interested in attending, contact us for registration information.

Mother Goose Cares About Math and Science
Do you work as an educator with groups of young children? Are you a child-care provider, homeschooler, librarian or science museum educator? If so, Mother Goose Cares About Math and Science will help you to:

  • Use math, science and literacy in your interactions with children.
  • Use picture books and investigations to promote conversations, language skills and higher order thinking.
  • Engage children in hands-on investigations that help them explore math, science and literacy skills and concepts.
  • Find diverse ways to use picture books for all kinds of learning.
  • Learn how to use math, science and language and literacy standards.

Course participants receive a full set of picture books, curriculum manual and hands-on learning materials for use with children ages 3-7.

More Than Feelings: Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

Everyone knows how important reading and talking to infants and toddlers is. It not only helps develop early language and literacy skills, but it can also be a powerful way to support the early development of the social-emotional skills all children need to be successful.

In this training educators practice hands-on activities and strategies for using books not only to build language and literacy skills, but to directly support relationships, emotional vocabulary, belonging and self-regulation in infants and toddlers. They will also learn to make explicit connections to help families support children’s development. In addition to receiving sets of books and hands-on materials to use in their practice, providers will also receive sets of books and informational materials for parents so that the learning may continue at home.

1-2-3 Read to Me: Math and Literacy in the Early Years

The goal of this program is to bring early mathematics and literacy learning experiences, knowledge and concepts to children ages 0-3 through the use of picture books, conversations and age-appropriate hands-on learning materials.

Educators will:

  • use picture books and hands-on learning materials with children from ages 0-3.
  • to interact with children—read, have conversations during daily routines—using the books and materials.
  •  transfer information, books and a hands-on learning materials to the parents of the children in their care.

MothMother Goose Cares About the Early Years

Mother Goose Cares About the Early Years uses books and early learning materials to provide a framework to better understand all the developmental areas of children from birth to 36 months. The program provides early childhood educators, and other adults who work with infants and toddlers, with the concepts and skills needed to introduce language and literacy to infants and toddlers.

Do you work as an educator with groups of infants and toddlers? Are you a child-care provider, homeschooler or librarian? If so, Mother Goose Cares About the Early Years will help you to:

  •  Use picture books in all areas of your work with infants and toddlers.
  • Use many developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities for infants and toddlers
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  • Review, refresh or discover basic concepts of infant and toddler development
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  • Engage children in complex conversations.


Course participants receive a full set of picture books, curriculum manual and hands-on learning materials for use with children ages 3-7.

Mother Goose Cares About Social Studies

Do you work as an educator with groups of young children? Are you a child-care provider, homeschooler, librarian or science museum educator? If so, Mother Goose Cares About Math and Science will help you to:

  •  Identify and expand social studies themes and concepts in your interactions with children.
  • Use picture books and related explorations to promote conversations, language skills and vocabulary development.
  • Engage children in hands-on activities that help them understand social studies and literacy skills
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  • Learn ways to communicate with families.
    Course participants receive a full set of picture books, curriculum manual and hands-on learning materials for use with children ages 3-7.