Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
Mother Goose on the Loose combines findings in brain research and early childhood education into an award- winning early literacy program for parents with babies from birth to age two. In 2013, MGOL was named as one the nation’s best early literacy programs and in a 2015 report, IMLS highlighted Mother Goose on the Loose and Every Child Ready to Read as two brain-building, nationally replicated early literacy programs.
To date, MGOL programs have already been presented in over 250 locations around the county (and abroad). Easy to plan and present, these 30 minute programs seamlessly combine music, movement, books, rhymes, puppets, and fingerplays in fun ways that help children develop school-readiness, language, and self-regulation skills.
Dr. Diamant-Cohen is the creator of the Mother Goose on the Loose® early literacy program and Executive Director of Mother Goose on the Loose, LLC. She has been a children’s librarian in public libraries and children’s museums for more than 25 years. She holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and a Doctorate in Communications Design. In 2013, Dr. Diamant-Cohen’s leadership ability and early childhood programming expertise earned her the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3.” Dr. Diamant-Cohen is a prolific author who enjoys presenting early literacy training and information sessions at national, regional, and state conferences, and training for library staff and their partners. She has presented library programs for children in a variety of both formal and informal settings.