Since 2009, Jennifer has worked as the coordinator of the Medicine Hat & District Child Care Association. This is a non-profit organization that provides a support network for the child care centres, preschools, day home agencies and out of school cares operating in Southeast Alberta. The MHDCCA’s mission is to support quality outcomes for children 0-12 years of age. Jennifer is also currently enrolled in a Master’s of Elementary Education program at the University of Alberta with an early learning cohort. This is an excellent opportunity for her to stay on top of the latest research in the field of early learning and child care.
Jennifer believes that children have a right to high quality early learning and child care. She understands how important well-educated, well-supported, and well-compensated early childhood educators are to a high quality ELCC system. She is excited to serve on the AECEA board so she can be a part of the movement towards a professionalized early childhood educator workforce.