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"Our school has worked many years with Jacky as a consultant and trainer.  She is knowledgeable about many topics—leadership, professional development, curriculum, for instance—and is a great resource to us!  She is positive, engaging, insightful and listens well to teachers.  She brings decades of knowledge...and does so with an attitude of respect.  I recommend her highly!!"
—James Clay, Former Director, School for Friends

"Create a caring culture that fosters the love of each other and the love of learning. Build lifelong rituals and traditions that foster social, emotional, and academic success. A must read!"

—Dr. Becky Bailey, Author/Developer Conscious Discipline Program


"Jacky Howell's style of presenting is highly interactive and real.  Her experience working with children, staff, and families shines through. She shares stories of our work in a humorous and informative way that keeps participants engaged.  She offers ideas and resources you can take back to your setting and use immediately!"

—Former 90-Hour Student and Current Teacher

Jacky Howell has over 40 years experience working with young children, families and programs providing quality early care and education in many different roles including early childhood teacher, administrator, trainer, coach and technical assistant. She has over 30 years experience as a course instructor and presenter on topics related to early childhood development and curriculum. Jacky has worked extensively as a technical assistant and mentor to early childhood teachers in the District of Columbia for the past eleven years. In addition, Jacky has been a speaker and a keynoter at local, national, and international conferences, including NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Professional Development Conference, PACT, MCPPNS, MAESA and AEYC throughout the country as well as overseas. Jacky has published in several early childhood journals and wrote a column for NAEYC’s journal, Teaching Young Children. NAEYC recently published the book she co-authored, Rituals and Traditions: Fostering a Sense of Community in Preschool.

​Jacky Howell, Early Childhood Education Consultant