Jenny Benson, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Coach & Trainer

Jen currently works as an early childhood consultant, coach, and trainer focusing on the areas of social and emotional development & parent engagement. Jen has worked on the Rooted in Relationships Initiative at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension and the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood. She also has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of community-based early care and education settings with children birth through age 12. Jen earned a PhD in Education & Human Sciences with a specialization in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is both a Registered Circle of Security-Parenting Educator and Circle of Security-Parenting Classroom Facilitator.