Charlene P. Jenkins

Associate Director
Infant-Toddler Programs

Charlene P. Jenkins, MEd, serves as the Associate Director of Infant-Toddler Programs at the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. She has served as an early childhood consultant, teacher, a teacher's assistant, early head start program center director and manager, and owner/director of a five-star rated child care facility. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 2001and holds an ancillary certificate in Early Childhood. Charlene is a certified Pathways trainer, CLASS certified observer and trainer – toddlers, and trained in the Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers (PITC). She has visited the infant/toddler programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and brings a wealth of knowledge on this approach to her professional practice.

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Selected Publications

Dicarlo, C.F., Baumgartner, J., Ota, C., & Jenkins, C., (2005). Preschool teacher's perceptions of rough and tumble pay vs. aggression in preschool-aged boys, Early Child Development and Care, 185(5-6), 779-790.

Selected Presentations

Jenkins, C. (2016). Art for infants & toddlers. YWCA Early Head Start, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Jenkins, C. (2015). Under the Microscope : Observing young children.. Child Care Association of Louisiana, Port Allen, LA

Jenkins, C., Burnett, L., & Apavaloaie, L. (2009). Character education: The importance of understanding children's family cultures and environments. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D.C.