Teach and Song: A Post-Gosling Venture

January 23, 2011

If you’ve shopped at the Goose on a Monday in the past 4+ years, chances are you’ve met Gina.  You know Gina, right?  Here she is:

Until recently, Gina was Queen of the Goose on Mondays.  She’d been known to do a whole Monday double shift, by herself, while standing on her head and serving customers who only spoke Bulgarian.  She was a sight to behold.  Unfortunately for the Goose, but fortunately for all of you, Gina had alternate plans brewing in her head, and those plans are finally coming to fruition.

Gina and Laura (more on her in a bit) are launching Teach and Song, an educational child care program designed for children ages 3 through 6 and organized in a series of 6-week sessions.  Derived from Laura and Gina’s backgrounds in Waldorf education, the program will be held on Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and will include hearty snacks, nature walks, and beautiful Waldorf-inspired crafts.

Laura with a young friend.

How did this all come about, you ask?  Well, Gina likes to say that Laura came with their duplex (which also happens to be the Teach and Song location)— Laura is their tenant, and was already in the middle of a lease when Gina and her partner Pat bought their house.   Four leases later, after running a small, successful summer camp program on her own, Laura finally convinced Gina that the time had come for a joint childcare venture. Plus, Gina’s 6-year-old homeschooled son Drew had made a request:  on Mondays, he wanted to be able to work with his mom, instead of going elsewhere while she went off to work at the Goose.  Laura and Drew had Gina convinced, and Teach and Song was born!

You can learn more tomorrow, January 24th, at the Teach and Song Open House, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at 164-166 Crescent Place in Ithaca, or you can call Gina with questions:  (607) 272-2512.

We at the Goose know that anything Gina touches turns to gold, and I’m certain that Teach and Song is no exception.  Enrollment for the first session is just wrapping up, so you still have some time to get in on the magic from the very beginning.  The Goose’s loss is your family’s gain.

-Meryl at the Goose

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One Response to “Teach and Song: A Post-Gosling Venture”


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