Jean Schreiber is an early childhood educational consultant in the greater New York metropolitan area who, for over two decades, has developed and directed early childhood programs and parenting centers. She earned her M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education where she is an instructor in the Continuing Professional Studies Program. An engaging and highly informative speaker, Jean presents her workshops across the country on topics such as fostering the social and emotional development of young children, creating developmentally appropriate classroom experiences, and supporting the emotional and professional growth of parents and educators. She serves as a consultant to a wide variety of early childhood and elementary school programs and provides guidance to parents in both individual and group settings.
Jean's educational philosophy is based on the recognition that children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process and use all of their senses to explore, discover, and understand the world. In both group and individual consultations, she helps colleagues and clients understand and appreciate the developmental strengths and challenges of the children under their care. She helps teachers create emotionally-safe classroom environments that are experiential, language-rich, sensory and socially-based. Jean provides parents with a solid foundation in child development so that they can fully appreciate and respond to their child's needs. She helps them recognize and adapt to the changing dynamics of family life and relationships.