About the Founder


Bob Sornson, Ph.D. was a teacher and school administrator for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. His implementation of programs and strategies for early learning success, the Early Learning Success Initiative, serves as a model for districts around the country. He is committed to the belief that practically every child can have a successful early learning experience.

The Early Learning Foundation is dedicated to helping schools and parents give every child an opportunity to achieve early learning success, which lays the foundation for success in life. Few things are so important to the future of our children and our society. Children who come to school without important language, literacy, numeracy, motor, and behavior skills are at a disadvantage for success in the first years of school. Children who have not developed solid skills by the end of the third grade are at a disadvantage for life.

Bob’s publications include:

  • Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools (Routledge)
  • The Essential Skill Inventories, Pre-K to Grade 3 (Early Learning Foundation)
  • Essential Math Skills: Over 250 Activities to Develop Deep Learning (Shell Education)
  • The Essential Math Skills Inventory (Shell Education)
  • Fanatically Formative (Corwin Press)
  • Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Love to Teach and Students Love to Learn (Love and Logic Press)
  • Stand Up and Speak Up for Yourself and Others (Ferne Press)
  • Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning about Empathy (Love and Logic Press)
  • The Juice Box Bully (Ferne Press)
  • Meeting the Challenge (Love and Logic Press)
  • Teaching and Joy (ASCD)
  • Preventing Early Learning Failure (ASCD)
  • Love and Logic on the Bus (Love and Logic Press)
  • Number Facts and Jumping Jacks (Crystal Springs Books)
  • The Math Moms and Dads Home Program, Pre-K to K, (Early Learning Foundation)
  • The Math Moms and Dads Home Program, K to 3 (Early Learning Foundation)
  • The 30Minute Motor Skills Development Plan (Early Learning Foundation)

Dr. Sornson works with schools and education organizations across the country, focusing primarily on developing comprehensive programs which support early learning success, building classroom and school culture to support the development of social and behavior skills, and offering parent training. His workshops and keynotes are interactive and engaging, and have made him one of the most sought-after speakers in the country on behavior and early learning success.

Contact bobsornson@gmail.com