Mentor Coach, Community-Based Services
Jennifer Smith has over 10 years of experience working in the early childhood field. Her experiences vary from research and intervention to direct classroom and home-based services for families and children birth to three. Prior to joining Clayton Early Learning, she worked as a Developmental Therapist for the Illinois Early Intervention system. Jennifer joined Clayton Educare in 2008 as an Early Head Start Lead Child Family Educator /Teacher in the combination program. Currently, she works as a Mentor/Coach partnering with staff and families in the home based programs. Jennifer also has over 12 years of sign language skills and is a Certified Baby Signs® Instructor. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Child Development with a Specialization in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute.