Early Learning Hub

Jennifer Hartsock

Early Learning Hub Program Assistant

While Jennifer worked as a Writing Center assistant at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University, students said their self-doubt came from a lack of security and creative freedom during early childhood. Jennifer chased the source of their struggle and began working as a lead classroom teacher for two child development centers.

After a toddler in-need was pulled from her classroom due to inadequate funding, Jennifer joined the Early Learning Hub to work alongside community partners in serving children and families at-risk. She now coordinates the Jumpstart Read for the Record literacy campaign and Vroom infant brain building initiative and designs and writes quarterly reports, publicity materials, and newsletters for professionals and parents. In the future, she plans to train social/emotional curriculum to teachers and child care providers, as well as facilitate Parent Cafés within the community.

Jennifer dabbles in making videographic stories, writing creative nonfiction and spoken word poetry, and leading collaborative art projects. She aims to create a gracious space for creativity, ingenuity, risk taking, and abstract thinking.