Carol has been involved in the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® for 20 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 1 virtual and 3 in person 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 four 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!
Annette has been working with children and families for 30 years. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She started mentoring with the Parent Child Mother Goose Program® 16 years ago. She loves to see the attachment that occurs when moms and babies smile through rhyme and song. She has 2 adult children who learned all the rhythms with her!
Claire started with the Mother Goose Program in January 2023. She moved from Waterford, Ireland to Newfoundland ten years ago with her family. She did her training in Childcare in Ireland. She has five children of her own. She was looking for a new career where she could help and support families and that is what led her to the Mother Goose Program.
Nailah joined on with Mother Goose in March 2023. After spending the last few years in the Middle East teaching ESL, she is now raising her family here in St. John’s, NL. Nailah is a volunteer in the community and has facilitated many meet ups for new immigrants and university students. She enjoys interacting with children of all ages and learning from them through conversation and experiences.
Jodi is assisting the facilitators with the Mother Goose toddler program during 2022-2023. She enjoys seeing all of the toddlers thriving and especially enjoys seeing their individual development during the course of the program. She has 3 children. Carter is 23. Jared is 21 and Hillary is 18. She also has the blessing of a 6 month old granddaughter. She looks forward to the weekly meetings with all of the amazing parents and children.
Tasha has been involved with the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® since September 2022. She is currently a full-time student studying Child and Youth Care at Keyin College in St. John's, NL. Tasha is an advocate for the importance of healthy attachments between caregivers and children.
She works directly with the families in the program and since January 2023, she has been training to become a Program Facilitator.
"The program has provided a supportive relationship for parenting and has given me tools for teaching my kids."