• ‘Rock-N-Roll Pat-A-Cake’ for young and old

    April 28, 2016

    Early childhood educator Dr. Thomas Moore led children through his “Rock-N-Roll Pat-a-Cake” song and dance in studio in 2008. That event was recorded on a DVD.

    In April 2016, Dr. Moore led adults in the same song and dance at the national conference of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters meeting in Orlando. Videos shot by two conference staffers recorded that boisterous scene.

    This video, which combines footage from both events, shows Dr. Moore’s ability to get young and old moving, and excited about learning.

    Copies of Dr. Moore’s DVD are on his website.


  • Carrying the torch to the next generation


    April 15, 2016

    Looking for Dr. Moore? Maybe he’s in class teaching the next generation.


  • Using music with very young children

    April 8, 2016

    Dr. Moore is back from Orlando, where he was closing speaker for the 2016 HIPPY USA National Leadership Conference. HIPPY is an acronynm for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. The group posted on its Facebook page these two videos from Dr. Moore’s presentations.


  • Happy Birthday, Ms. Mary Moore Adams


    March 15, 2016

    The message from Thomas this morning to his Facebook friends was quite short: “Happy Birthday to my sweet mom!”

    “Mom is Mary Charles Currence,” Thomas writes. “She and dad were married for 35 years. They divorced. She remarried a childhood friend. They were married for 15 plus years. He died. Dad died.

    “Mary Charles Moore Adams. As a child, she was known as Mary Charles. Her parents had six girls. Mom and her younger sister got boy names.

    “The picture was taken here in Charlotte last year by my cousin, Dee.”


  • Rehearsing with the band

    March 12, 2016

    Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends:

    “Just finished working with some of the youth at Covenant United Methodist Church. It was my first meeting with the guys. The young ladies have sung with my children and adult choir on several occasions. We had a wonderful time rehearsing songs and the instrumentalists had many music theory questions.”


  • Meet him in San Diego


    March 1, 2016

    Dr. Moore will be among the keynote speakers at the Family Child Care Institute, the annual convention of the National Association for Family Child Care  to be held this year in San Diego on July 7-9. The association, a trade group, educator and lobbyist for those who provide child care for nonfamily members in their homes, expects 800-1,000 people at the institute. Click here for more info.

    Below, excerpts from a March 12 mailing about the conference:




  • ‘Respite and support’ for young children

    Feb. 28, 2016

    Dr. Moore will be keynoting the 15th Annual “Creating the Future” Conference at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe on Saturday, April 16, sponsored by Child Care Resources and others. The conference is aimed at early childhood professionals at day care centers, child care homes and part-day preschools in a five-county area. Click picture for details.


  • More from 2015 Head Start Convention


    Feb. 27, 2016

    A few pictures have arrived from the April, 2015 50th Anniversary National Head Start Conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Moore led the NHSA choir during the conference. During the conference, Dr. Moore wrote about a moving testimonial to Head Start’s benefits offered by NAACP President Cornell Brooks. Moore’s comments and a video of Brooks’ speech are here.


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