Welcome to the Stern Center for Language and Learning
The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning is dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike. We are committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn.
We evaluate and teach more than 900 children and adults each year including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, autism, attention deficit disorders, and learning style differences.
We design and deliver programs for more than 1,500 educators each year. Research-based information about early literacy oral language, reading, written language, social thinking®, executive functioning, and math is presented through workshops, undergraduate and graduate courses available both live and online, and symposia. Many of our courses may be applied toward additional licensure endorsements in Vermont.
We conduct research on best practices for students and educators to help all kinds of learners succeed.
The Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence, established in 2007, serves as an instructional and professional learning laboratory modeling best educational practices, awards grants to help underwrite professional learning opportunities, and reduces instructional fees for eligible families.
The Hoehl Family Foundation’s lead gift to our Cynthia K. Hoehl Building campaign made it possible to combine our Williston programs under one roof, thus reducing expenses and improving service.
Be sure to jot these special Stern Center events in your calendar.
Kentucky Derby Fundraising Event
Break out the hats, dress to impress, and join us for this exciting event to brighten the future of a learner.
A Chapter Here, A Comic Strip There
Creating a daily reading routine with your child is more than just fun; it helps build vocabulary and listening skills, develops your child’s imagination, and encourages a love of reading.
Browse the full range of activities by date. Our comprehensive Calendar is the best way to be sure you’ll never miss a key Stern Center event.
April 29, 2014
Course Full-Social Cognition I, Richmond, Day 10 of 11
April 30, 2014
Social Cognition II, Williston, Day 9 of 11
Always check here for news about cutting-edge research, thought-provoking books about learning, new Stern Center initiatives, and recent Stern Center presentations and awards.
New Learning Grants
VSAC receives a grant to help Vermonters enhance jobs skills and improve employability.
People's United Community Foundation Grant Brings BUILDING BLOCKS to VNA Family Room
grant to help train staff and parents of Burlington, Vermont’s Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Family Room in BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY® Strategies.