Dr. Jennifer Kaywork joined the LCDS staff in 2020. Jenn earned her BSEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and Child/Family Development from the University of Georgia, her MS in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech and her EdD in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Rutgers University. Jenn fills many roles in the field of education, including as a consultant to child development centers and a professor of teacher education. She has conducted research on children’s learning, project-based learning and preservice teacher reflection, and was fortunate enough to study early childhood education and the Reggio Emilia Approach in Italy during her graduate work. Jenn has also authored two textbooks on infant/toddler development and curriculum. Connection, community and relationships are the focus of her work and daily life, and she feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with young children at LCDS. Jenn loves college football, outdoor adventures with her family and good food and drink. While teaching is her passion, her most favorite job is being Mommy to her kids Hayleigh and Maximus.