Carol has been involved in the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® for 18 years. In the early years she was a participant with her two children and was grateful for the support and friendship that she received during the program. She completed both the Teacher Training Workshop and the Training the Teacher Workshop and became a Program Facilitator and a Trainer. She currently facilitates 4 programs in the St. John’s area and works as a Mentor to Family Resource Centre staff across NL.
Carol shares the Co-Executive Director position of the Newfoundland and Labrador Parent-Child Mother Goose Program,® Incorporated with Chantal Rodgers.
Chantal was introduced to the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® in 2005 when she began attending with her four children. The support and experiences her family received were invaluable and inspired her to stay connected with the program. She became a Mother Goose Facilitator in 2008, and a trainer in 2016. Chantal and colleague Carol Dwyer were instrumental in incorporating the Newfoundland and Labrador Parent-Child Mother Goose Program,® Incorporated. She is co-executive director of the incorporation and also runs four Mother Goose programs in the St. John’s area. Chantal can be found happily singing rhymes and songs all around Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jane began her Mother Goose journey 11 years ago. After moving back to Newfoundland following the birth of her second child - Jane was searching for community connection in a program focused on Family bonding. That's exactly what she found in Mother Goose. Jane valued the program so much that she decided to become a facilitator in 2016 and is currently co-facilitating two programs in the St. John's area. She enjoys meeting new families and sharing her love for Mother Goose.
Alisa has been working with young children and families for over thirty years. She is ECE certified and has a strong interest in perinatal mental health as well as a love of language and child development. Alisa was mentored by Carol Dwyer back in 2010 and has been facilitating Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs® since then. The program ties in strongly with her passions as it promotes peer to peer support, friendships, child bonding and the love of language. Alisa has two adult children who say she has a song about everything!
Hsin-Ting (pronounced Sheen Ting) first attended the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program in 2017 with her two children. New to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the program did not just help her further bond with her twins, it helped her connect to the community. Hsin-Ting was previously a childcare worker with the program and has completed the Teacher Training to become a facilitator. She will draw on her training, experience as a former kindergarten teacher and life as a constantly multi-tasking mom. Hsin-Ting looks forward to having fun with all the families.
Melissa is a single mom of a teenage son who has complex needs. She is an avid homeschooler and has a background in Early Childhood Education as well as Applied Behavioral Analysis. Working with the P-CMGP® for the past five years has allowed her to share her passion for nurturing children as well as her many talents and experiences with others. Melissa continues to be excited and challenged by the field of Early Childhood Education. She is inspired by the community of learners she surrounds herself with, and is grateful to work in an environment that emphasizes a sense of belonging for everyone. Melissa believes that strong relationships are essential foundations for learning. And that a child's life is like a piece of paper on which everyone leaves a mark. She feels lucky to be part of a wonderful team that does just that!
Sarah is a grade eleven student at Gonzaga High School. She has multiple years of experience working with children throughout the community and is incredibly excited to continue doing so with the P-CMGP. Sarah enjoys playing various different instruments, including the clarinet and the piano. She also loves learning, and her favourite school subjects are chemistry and math. Sarah is very grateful to be working with the P-CMGP.
"The program has provided a supportive relationship for parenting and has given me tools for teaching my kids."