About Dr. Thomas Moore

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.  He is currently Head of Early Childhood Programs and Associate Professor at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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. Moore is a contributing author of the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express. Moore is a columnist for Children and Families, the magazine of the National Head Start Association. His articles last year included cover stories for Early Childhood Today and Parent and Child. Moore has also written for Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and 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 been a university associate professor of early childhood education and coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project.

Moore earned his Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in early childhood education from Indiana State University. In 2004, Indiana State presented Moore with its Distinguished Alumni Award. Moore is also the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s most distinguished civilian honor, for his work with children. However, his most prized possession is the “Angel Among Us” award, presented by Mrs. Fullagar’s K-2 class in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Ph.D., Elementary Education/Early Childhood, Indiana State University. M.Ed., Education, Indiana State University. B.A., Music, Manhattan School of Music.

Coordinator, North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project
Associate Professor, Family and Child Studies, Georgia Southern University.
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Mississippi
Education Consultant for the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria
Guest Lecturer at the Royal College for Education and Educational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
Founder and Choir Director, Bethlehem Center Children’s Choir

“Thomas Moore mesmerizes his audience and gets standing ovations. He is the only speaker we bring back year after year.”

Pamela Schiller, Ph.D.

Past President, Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas AEYC; Organizer, DLM Early Childhood Conference, Texas

“At the end of the conference we gave people an evaluation form and asked them to list the three things they liked best about the conference. Lots of people filled all three blanks, ‘Thomas Moore! Thomas Moore! Thomas Moore!’ ”

Gretchen Berhost

Missouri Conference on the Young Years

“Even before the session ended, people said to me, ‘We want Thomas again next year. Please invite him back!’ Everyone who heard him gained a new, fresh understanding of effective classroom practices. He gives teachers ideas that work every day.”

Carol Paul

Hertford County Project for Children

“I am writing to let you know how wonderful I thought your presentation was to the teachers of Cambridge (at Harvard University). I hear many speeches, indeed, I give quite a few, and it has been a long time since I enjoyed one quite as much as I enjoyed your presentation. To deliver a message is one thing, but to have the message experienced by the audience through the very process of the delivery is quite another. Many thanks for a terrific experience.”

Francis H. Duehay

Former Mayor, City of Cambridge, MA

“I think your “call and response” method of presenting the songs is perfect for the preschoolers I work with…Keep on keeping us in the field motivated, energized, and being the best teachers we can be!”

Mimi Veiga

Teacher, Schoolhouse Preschool, Elk Grove, CA