Lead in Young Toddlers

I started with The Breakie Bunch October 2018 but I have worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years.  I received my associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development in 2000 and continue to attend training to gain knowledge in the field and stay current.

I grew up in Clarkston but live in Ortonville presently. I have two boys who mean the world to me, Karson and Eli.  We also have two cats Lilly and Smokey.

In my free time, I play in my church’s bell choir, run my Etsy shop, do photography, read and go do fun activities with my boys. Our favorite places to go are the zoo and Petoskey where my parents have a cottage.

Q and A with Jillian:

Favorite Classroom Activity: Free paint or sensory play with the cool whip

Favorite Children’s Book: Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton and 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnson

Favorite Children’s Quote:  “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it “The Present.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Favorite Lesson to Teach: Sign language- watching the children learning new ways to communicate

Favorite thing about your age group: The determination that they put on their faces as they try to figure something out and they joy when they get it.