Circle of Excellence: Jennifer Stewart

EveryChild California is proud to recognize Jennifer Stewart of the Neighborhood House Association of Education the April 2019 recipient of the Circle of Excellence award.

The Circle of Excellence is awarded to a member of EveryChild California who has supported the Associations' endeavors and has shown outstanding leadership within the ECE community.  

I was born on cold wintery day in New Jersey (December 24th). At a very early age I developed Asthma which forced my family to move to Colorado to be closer to a medical facility that specialized in my illness. Although I was challenged throughout my youth, with the help of my family and doctors I was able to control my illness. We then moved to Arizona where I spent my formative years. While in high school I had the opportunity to dip my toe in early childhood development classes. This began my passion in the industry which lead me to pursue it further in college. I attended the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!), where I started to put my passion into practice. I would go on to receive my Bachelors of Science in Family Consumer Resources, Family Studies, and Human Development. Once I left college I decided San Diego was where my heart lied and moved here to start the next phase of my life. My first job in the industry was as a substitute teacher with Neighborhood House Association.

Read the rest of Jennifer's story by clicking here!

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