Ask Dr. Marta

Hey there! I’m Dr. Marta D. Collier, the CEO of Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services, LLC. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, I am a retired school teacher and college professor of over 40 years. Currently, I provide educational consultant services to parents and early childhood educators who are committed to helping their students succeed in school.

Ask Dr. Marta is a piece of a dream I have carried with me from my early days as a student at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  After having spent the better part of 40 years teaching and training in early childhood education in Georgia, Iowa and Arkansas, I continue to have a driving passion to help parents of young children, and the educators who support them, access the resources they need to be great. In my work, I’ve found that many times folks don’t know where to start with their questions or they are hesitant to ask for help with how to support their child’s development. With your help, this podcast will be one of those safe spaces where people can come to get the help they need in raising up the next generation of brilliant young minds.

I have been told that people need help with finding ways to support early learners and their families especially as we find ourselves moving more and more of education into digital spaces. Though I am retired, I want to help, but I need your help to do so. This is my first foray into the world of podcasting and I want to build out this resource in a way that makes it accessible to everyone who needs it. I have set up a Patreon to help make it easier for us to build these supports for our early childhood community. Join my patreon family by subscribing at the following link:  For as little as $3/month you can help me to create videos and other resources that directly help parents and early childhood educators succeed in preparing young learners to excel in school and life. If you have any questions feel free to email me at or visit my website

Tune in to to get expert advise from Dr. Marta on how to support early childhood education and the families and educators working to support school readiness in young learners.



2019 | 2020




March 2, 2020 – Parent Collective: Tell Them Who You Are (Continued)

February 24, 2020 – Parent Collective: Tell Them Who You Are!

February 17, 2020 – How To Make Story Time Work Well For Young Children (And You Too)

February 10, 2020 – Parent Collective: Pool Those Resources!

February 3, 2020 – Parent Collective: Parent Power In Action

January 27, 2020 – Collecting Memories Over Things Thru Family Travel

January 20, 2020 – Want A Free Session With Dr. Marta?

January 13, 2020 – Your Children Will Take You Places You Never Dreamed You’d Go

January 6, 2020 – Dr. Marta and the Italian Holiday


December 29, 2019 – Making Christmas Count (Pt. 3) 

December 23, 2019 – Making Christmas Count (Pt. 2)

December 16, 2019 – Making Christmas Count (Pt. 1)

December 9, 2019 – Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids (Part 3)

December 2, 2019 – Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids? (Part 2)

November 25, 2019 – Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids? (Part 1)

November 20, 2019 – Team MCESS Takes On NAEYC 2019

November 11, 2019 – Getting To Know Dr. Marta: How Diabetes Touched My Life As An Educator

November 4, 2019 – Quick Tips For Working With Kids

October 28, 2019 – The Holiday Seasonal Gift Box You’ve Been Waiting For…

October 21, 2019 – Dr. Marta’s Read Treats

October 14, 2019 – Introducing Dr. Marta’s Quick Tips

October, 7, 2019 – Level Up Monday W/Dr. Marta

Dr. Marta’s Classic Read Treats

The Hunt for Good Children’s Books

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PART 9 | PART 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 | PART 13 | PART 14 | PART 15 | PART 16

Frequently Asked Questions from (grand)parents and Educators About Working with Young Children:

Thinking About Recycling A Worn Out Children’s Book? Read This First

What Do You Do If The Way Schools Teach Reading Is Causing Your Child To Lose Their Love Of Books?

My Child Has Homework That I Don’t Understand And Can’t Help Him With. HELP?!?

Too Many Toys! And Christmas Is Just Around The Corner…