Jessica has been working with children for a number of years; throughout her experience she has developed a passion for children and a deep interest in their growth and development. She has worked with every age from infants to elementary. Through-out the years Jessica has learned that the needs of a child go beyond learning. Before children can learn they must feel comfortable in their environment; it positively fosters a child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. She believes that a positive environment is needed in order for children to fully understand love, encouragement, and respect. Although it is important to teach them curriculum; we owe it to the children to understand them as individuals. Life skills built on biblical principal give children a solid foundation for their future. Jessica considers her position in the life of a child a blessing and a wonderful responsibility.