– Illustration by Mark Corcoran. From Humpty Dumpty Dumpty by Thomas Moore (SRA/McGraw-Hill, 2003)

Dr. Thomas Moore is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children’s recording artist. He has given more than 800 speeches and workshops in the United States and abroad. From a keynote address to 1,200 K-12 teachers at Harvard University, to teacher-training workshops in Denmark, Italy, Germany, and Nigeria, Dr. Moore creates learning experiences that educate and encourage teachers.

Dr. Moore’s 10 recordings for children are used in classrooms and homes nationwide. His books include Humpty Dumpty Dumpty, a children’s book, and Where is Thumbkin?, a resource book for teachers. He’s been a contributing author of the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express, and a columnist for Children and Families, the magazine of the National Head Start Association.

His work has been published in Early Childhood Today, Parent and Child, and Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. He has been quoted in Parents Magazine, New York Daily News, and others.

In his varied career, Moore has given a solo voice recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, hosted a children’s television show, taught preschool, directed a children’s choir, and composed two symphony pieces for children. He has served several churches as choir director. He has been an associate professor of early childhood education at Benedict College and Clinton College, both in South Carolina, and served as coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project. He earned a B.A. in voice and opera in 1978 from Manhattan School of Music, an M.A. in elementary education in 1987 from Indiana State University and his Ph.D. in early childhood education in 1990 from Indiana State. Born in Gastonia and raised in South Carolina, Dr. Moore calls Charlotte home.