MGOL in Puerto Rico at Headstart Conference


If you are free on Wednesday, November 16 and would like to learn more about outreach with Mother Goose on the Loose, consider registering to attend the Region 2 Headstart Annual Conference Puerto Rico.  Dora Garraton (Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, IN) and Dana Antonelli (Champaign Public Library in IL) with the title “Mother Goose on the Loose” who have travelled throughout their communities in Goosemobiles bringing MGOL songs and rhymes to Headstarts, daycares, and other community sites will be presenting.  Read the description below

Mother Goose is on the Loose: Spreading Early Literacy Activities and Knowledge

Nov. 16, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Are you looking for new ideas for activities that you can use in your classroom and adapt easily for family engagement programs? Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) is a versatile, award-winning early literacy program used in public libraries throughout the country that combines research with practical activities to help children build readiness skills. Explore this adaptable program and learn new and enriching ways to use rhymes, songs, developmental tips, modeling, and personal connections to help adults who live or work with children to aid in their development, as well. Learn and explore some skill building activities with MGOL outreach experts who have created extensive partnerships to bring MGOL-adaptations to center-based and home-based daycares, preschools, parent groups, local businesses, foster care picnics, agencies, NICUs, women’s shelters, prisons, etc. Brainstorm ways to adapt what you have learned in the presentation for your own use. 


Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Creator of MGOL

Dora Garratón, Vigo County Public Library

Dana Antonelli, Champaign Public Library





About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.