About Us

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.


Meet Our Team

Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.


Success Stories

Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.


Course Calendar

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.


Courses & Workshops

Browse our entire collection of Professional Learning offerings. Find a course for yourself or design a customized remedial program for your school/district.



Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.


Stern Center For Language & Learning

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit learning center in Williston, Vermont, dedicated to helping children and adults reach their academic, social and professional goals.

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Students in
PreK - Grade 12

We help children learn strategies that will build confidence and help them find academic and social success.

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Adult & College
Level Learners

Our specialists work with college students and adults to help them reach their academic, social and professional goals.

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Our courses provide opportunities for educators, school teams and/or whole districts to extend their expertise.

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Create Change One Chuckle at a Time


Do you love learning? Do you love to laugh? The Vermont Comedy Club hosts 2 nights of hilarious improv comedy May 23 & 24 for its 4th Annual “Laughter for Learning” to benefit scholarships at the Stern Center for Language & Learning. Featuring some native Vermonters now making it big on the national stage, this group’s experiences include Jon Stewart’s “The Opposition” on HBO, Chicago’s Second City, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, and the sketch comedy group Schadenfreude. 2 nights, 4 shows!

TICKETS: Early show is $25 (plus taxes & fees); Late show is just $10 (plus taxes & fees)

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Featured Event
Upcoming Events
  • Wed Apr 11th 2018 - Wed Jun 27th 2018

    Foundational Literacy Skills: T-I-M-E for Teachers™

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  • Wed Apr 11th 2018 - Wed Jun 27th 2018

    Foundational Literacy Skills: T-I-M-E for Teachers™

    See Event Details

The Promise of Reading

By Ed Wilkens
At this time of year it is hard to believe that the days are actually lengthening. Those extra minutes of daylight each afternoon often slip … Read Full Post

Reading is Not a Guessing Game: Putting Research into Practice So Kids Can Read

By stcdev
Have you ever heard a child say, “I’m going back to the beginning to get a running start!” when he got stuck on a tricky … Read Full Post

Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it. The Stern Center not only helped me improve my reading skills, but I was able to build confidence in my learning.

- Stern Center Student