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Jennifer C. Fiechtner

Early Childhood Education Consultant

Jennifer C. Fiechtner, M.A., is a certified teacher and an early childhood education consultant. She is senior partner at Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Inc., serving as an educator, writer, and editor with a special focus on children experiencing stress, upheaval, and trauma, with a research background that includes exploration of the emotional impact of natural disasters on military children.

She is the author of Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development and the editor of Social Emotional Tools for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships. She has also published in Exchange and New Zealand Tertiary College’s research journal, He Kupu, and is a regular contributor to Community Plaything’s resource blog. A recent project includes serving as keynote speaker and workshop developer for the Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network’s 2020 learning institute focusing on building relationships to manage challenging behaviors in infant and toddler programs. She has presented at both national and local levels on a wide range of topics related to education and social and emotional development.

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