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.


Courses 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 Special Events

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has a number of signature events that occur annually. All of them, in one way or another, provide an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate learning. We hope you will join us! If you are interested in attending ,volunteering at, or learning more about any or all of our signature events, please feel free to contact us. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming events please call 802-878-2332.

“What a fun day to meet new people while playing card games.”
- Martha

Friends of the Stern Center Annual Card Party

Faith United Methodist Church

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Held every year in September, the Friends of the Stern Center Card Party is hosted by the Friends of the Stern Center, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting knowledge about learning differences and to raising scholarship funds for Stern Center students. Their signature event, the Card Party gives members of the community an opportunity to spend the afternoon playing bridge, enjoying the company of friends, and eating delectable desserts and finger sandwiches. All proceeds from the event go towards the Stern Center Scholarship Program to benefit students of the Stern Center. If you’re interested in attending or receiving a notification of when tickets are available, please contact us.

“We are proud of our students accomplishments. This week, we celebrate them!”
- Stern Center Instructors

Student Appreciation Week

Stern Center for Language and Learning

- Monday, May 15th, 2017

Held at the end of every school year, the Stern Center staff organizes multiple mini-events throughout one week to show appreciation to all of the hardworking and dedicated students that attend the Stern Center. In past year, the members of our instruction and social communication staff have treated their students to an ice cream social so students could mingle and indulge in an ice cream sundae bar. This year, we will not only be treating our students, but parents too! For the entire week of May 15- May 19, students will be given an assortment of snacks during their instruction session, including crackers, cookies, cupcakes, pizza, and more! In addition, each student will receive a goody bag to bring home. For parents, they will be able to enjoy coffee, water, and baked goods in the waiting room. Our staff thoroughly enjoys rewarding Stern Center students and parents for all the hard work and dedication they put in to ensuring academic and social success be achieved. We use this events as a way to strengthen the community we have built at the Stern Center and as a way to say thank you to individuals for entrusting us with their brilliant brains. Happy Student Appreciation Week!

“Wow! I attended the first night and decided to go again because it was that good.”


Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington, VT

TBD - Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

For the third year in a row, Steve Waltien, Ben Rameaka, Andrew Knox, and Kate James return to the Queen City to entertain with totally off-the-cuff comedy inspired by audience suggestions to support the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Once again, the Vermont Comedy Club graciously hosted our “Laughter for Learning” fundraising event and shows were held at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday night. Stay tuned for the upcoming 2018 show! We thank the following sponsors: LORD Corporation Laughter for Learning Sponsor Citizen Cider Laughter for Learning Sponsor Peds One logo Stern Center sponsor Cedar Wood Logo Stern Center Sponsor Hark Laughter for Learning Sponsor Minuteman Press Colchester Vermont Stern Center sponsor Brickliners Stern Center Laughter for Learning Sponsor Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us by calling 802-878-2332 or email us. 

If you have ever doubted yourself in what you are capable of, you are not alone. There are tools available that can help you learn. These tools, no matter your age, can change your life.

- Katie Halsey // Professional Trainer and former Stern Center Student