Jessica Smolleck is the School Readiness Parent Engagement Program Coordinator for Grand Beginnings in Grand County. Jessica has over 12 years’ experience in education with dual degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in an early education center as a lead toddler teacher for five years. For the last five years she has worked for the Early Childhood Council as a CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist). Her interest in supporting children who have challenging behavior was tested as the need for training in trauma came as an adopted mother of two children from the state foster care system. Jessica became a certified coach in 2014 and a certified trainer in 2016 for Pyramid Plus Approach. Jessica recently graduated from the 2015 Family Leadership Institute Cadre, provides technical assistance to early childhood providers as a QRIS navigator (Quality Rating Improvement Systems), certified ERS rater Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale), and ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionaire-3 and Social Emotional) trainer and is the director of Ready! for Kindergarten Parenting program that focuses on three main learning areas including social emotional.