Jackie Taylor

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Jackie Taylor
Lead Project Manager
ICF
Biography

Ms. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood education, supporting early childhood programs, conducting training and technical assistance and supporting federal programs serving children and families. She trains hundreds of early educators every year on topics such as social-emotional development, working with families, working with children who have been traumatized, and child development. She has written articles, newsletters, and blog posts on topics around children and childcare. Ms. Taylor holds a Master of Science in Family and Child Studies from Texas State University. 

Blog posts from Jackie Taylor

With violent events in the news, such as recent shootings, children of all ages may be frightened for the safety of themselves or others. Fathers and father figures can play a crucial role in helping children of all ages process these events and…

Welcome to 2020, a new year and a new decade! The new year is a great time to teach children about making meaningful resolutions, starting new habits, and planning meaningful activities. Think about creating some traditions that they can pass on…

With the new year, what better time to celebrate new dads! Becoming a dad, whether by birth, marriage, or adoption, is a life altering experience that comes with no instruction manual. Ross Noble, an English stand-up comedian, stated in a…

Growing up in the 80’s, I recall watching my Uncle Shorty, a retired, decorated WWII pilot, raise his two young grandchildren.  My cousin had become a victim of the opioid crisis long before it ever made national news. One night, while…

Summer is winding down, which normally is a time for parents when kids are wrapping up summer activities such as vacations, camps, and outings and preparing for the new school year. However, you and the kids have been home since March. You may be…