JANUARY 9 Gaston County Public Schools – Teacher Training Gastonia, North Carolina Title I and More at Four Pre-K Teachers and Assistants

JANUARY 11 Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute The Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute and MSU Extension Service recently sponsored a workshop and concerts by acclaimed early childhood leader and musician Thomas Moore for young children and their hurricane-weary teachers in Pascagoula, Miss. Dr. Moore is a nationally recognized early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children’s recording artist. He performed at Bethel Christian Church on December 15 and 16. “My heart aches now … I want to do more,” Moore wrote to friends and colleagues after visiting the hurricane region. Moore said that Cathy Grace, Ed.D., professor and director of the MSU Early Childhood Institute, contacted him because children and child care workers in the hurricane-affected region needed someone who could provide educational experiences and professional training while lifting their spirits. “To tell the truth, they lifted my spirits” Moore stated. “A three-year-old child hugged me and said ‘thank you’ and a teacher shared that she had asked her adult children not to come home for Christmas because there wasn’t enough room in the trailer for them to sleep.” Dr. Moore has ten recordings and two books (Humpty Dumpty Dumpty and Where Is Thumbkin?) and is a contributing author of the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express.

JANUARY 28 Florida Association of Child Care Management Providers Orlando, Florida Keynote

FEBRUARY 2-4 57th Annual SECA (Southern Early Childhood Association) Conference Nashville, Tennessee Sponsored by: Wright Group / McGraw-Hill

FEBRUARY 9 Sweetheart Banquet Lake Carroll Baptist Learning Center Tampa, Florida Speaker – Teacher Training Workshop

FEBRUARY 17-18 4th Annual Early Childhood Conference Huntsville, Alabama Evening celebration and learning experience through music Keynote, Workshop Sponsored by: Child Care Education Resources, Inc. FEBRUARY 20 The Children’s Courtyard Professional Development Conference Houston, Texas (AM) Austin, Texas (PM) Children & Family’s learning experiences through music Keynote, Workshop Sponsored by: Wright Group / McGraw-Hill & Children’s Courtyard

FEBRUARY 24 Beauvoir – The National Cathedral Elementary School Washington, DC Learning experiences through music for children & families Teacher Training Workshop

MARCH 3 Regional Teacher Training Workshop Paducah, Kentucky Sponsored by: Calaway County Regional Training Office

MARCH 4 14th Annual Pinellas County Early Childhood Conference St. Petersburg, Florida Keynote and Workshop Sponsored by: Wright Group / McGraw-Hill

MARCH 23 Children’s Learning Experiences Through Music Concord, North Carolina Sponsored by: Cabarrus Partnership for Children and Cabarrus County AEYC

APRIL 1 4th Annual Uniting for Children Conference Lake County, Florida Keynote and Workshop Sponsored by: Wright Group / McGraw-Hill

APRIL 8 2006 Spring Early Childhood Conference Houston, Texas Keynote, Workshop Sponsored by: Collaborative for Children & Houston AEYC

APRIL 17 Chattanooga Area Association For the Education of Young Children – Week of the Young Child Celebration Banquet Chattanooga, Tennessee Keynote, Workshop

APRIL 29 Circles of Care Conference Fort Myers, Florida Keynote, Workshop Sponsored by: Child Care Southwest Florida

MAY 20 Spring Early Childhood Conference Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina Keynote Sponsored by: Horry County First Steps

JUNE 4-7 NAEYC 15th Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Conference San Antonio, Texas Book Signing

JUNE 12-13 Kentucky Early Childhood Summer Institute Hyatt Regency Lexington, Kentucky Keynote, Workshops Sponsored by: Calaway County Regional Training Office

JUNE 20 Bishop’s Initiative March on the Capitol Raleigh, North Carolina Celebrant Sponsored by: Western North Carolina Conference The United Methodist Church

JUNE 23 Teacher Training Memphis, TN Keynote, Workshop Sponsored by: Wright Group / McGraw-Hill JULY 24-26 25th Annual DLM Early childhood Summer Institute Dallas, Texas Celebrant, Workshops

AUGUST 18 8th Annual Early Childhood Workshop Parkersburg, West Virginia Keynote, Workshops Sponsored by: Choices Family Development, Inc., RESA V, Westbrook Health Services, Wood County Schools, Wood County FRN’s Early Childhood Coalition & West Virginia Early Childhood Training Center

SEPTEMBER 16 Parent Partners, “Together We Can Make a Difference” Conference Hilton Center City Charlotte, North Carolina Keynote Sponsored by: (ECAC) Exceptional Childrens Assistance Center