Week of the Young Child 2018


Pre-registration is required. Submit your registration form by Thursday, April 5th. Seats are limited. Click here to download:

March 12, 2018

Dear Moore County Early Educators,

In celebration of Week of the Young Child, we invite you to join us for an Appreciation Dinner for Moore County Early Educators on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 pm at Whispering Pines Country Club. Dr. Thomas Moore, nationally acclaimed early childhood consultant, author, and children’s recording artist will provide special music and entertainment. This will be a fun event with one primary goal in mind – to say thank you for the important work you do in young children’s lives every day.

Pre-registration is required for this free event. Please feel free to make copies of the attached flier and registration form for all of the early educators who work in your facility. Please complete all fields on this registration form and return it to Partners for Children & Families by Thursday, April 5th. A confirmation email or phone call will be made once we receive your registration. There will be no on-site registration the day of the event. Limited seats are available, so get your registration information in early. Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

My best,

Brittney Mays, Assistant Director
Partners for Children & Families
(910) 949-4045
7720 NC Hwy 22
Carthage, NC 28327

Moore County is excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Moore!

Dr. Thomas Moore is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, author and children’s recording artist.  From a keynote address to 1,200 k-12 teachers at Harvard University, to a study tour of child care in China, to teacher-training workshops in Nigeria, St. Croix and Germany, to a solo voice recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, Dr. Moore creates learning experiences that educate and encourage those who teach young children. 

Moore earned a Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music, a Master of Education and a Ph.D. in Elementary Education with specialization in Early Childhood from Indiana State University. After graduating, he worked as Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies at Georgia Southern University and coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start State Collaboration Project.  Currently, he is Chair of the Department of Education and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC.

Dr. Moore is co-author of  Where is Thumbkin?,  Do Your Know the Muffin Man? and Cow Jumped Over the Moon, three resource books for teachers.   He is also a contributing author of the Wright Group/ McGraw-Hill curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express and author of Music Movement and More, a Wright Group literacy program.  He is a former columnist for Children and Families, the official magazine of the National Head Start Association. Moore has written articles for Young Children, Early Childhood Today, and Child Care Information Exchange and was quoted in Parents Magazine, Dallas Morning News and New York Daily News.  Our speaker has also written cover story articles for Early Childhood Today and Parent and Child magazines and is a former community columnist for the Charlotte Observer newspaper.  Copies of his articles can be downloaded from the website www.drthomasmoore.com.

Dr. Moore has produced nine educational recordings and a DVD.  These recordings are used in early childhood classrooms throughout the world.  Some of his most requested songs are “Humpty Dumpty Dumpty,” “I Am Special,” “Rock ‘n Roll Patacake,” and “Dream for Children.” His DVD, “Come Sing and Dance with Us” includes dance movements of some of your favorite children’s songs.

His honors and awards include:

  • Charlotte JC’s Young Man of the Year
  • Charlotte NAACP Humanitarian Award
  • Indiana State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award
  • NC Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award (North Carolina’s most distinguished civilian award).

His most prized honor is the “Angel Among Us” award, presented by a kindergarten through 2nd grade class in Laurinburg, North Carolina.