Jennifer Gibbons has worked in early childhood education since 1984. While most of her experience is with preschoolers, she has also worked with infants and toddlers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She began working at ELC at UC in April of 2006.
She has presented on creative art, literacy, and children with special needs locally for Head Start, at the state level for the Ohio Association for Education of Young Children, and nationally for the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Jennifer is a recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards.
She is a Cincinnati native and a proud west-sider. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, photography, and spending time in nature. She is a Vincentian, assisting and serving neighbors struggling with poverty at her church, St. Catharine of Siena, on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Jennifer’s goal for her classroom and students is to cultivate and nurture creativity, discovery, and a sense of wonder in a joyful and caring environment, laying the foundation for life-long learning.