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Jillian Adler

Professional Development Instructor (PD)

Lawrence Township, NJ Mercer

(513) 382-9247

Time of day
Both Daytime and Evening
Schedule Availability
Both weekdays and weekends
Primary Language
English
Training Language(s)
English

Jillian Best Adler has built her career on the belief that infants and young children are best served when they have healthy attachments with parents and educators who are knowledgeable, confident, and well supported. As a coach and trainer, she uses a strengths-based, non-judgmental approach to help caregivers feel better equipped to understand and respond to children.
As a Senior Early Learning Specialist with First Up: Champions for Early Education, Jillian provides technical assistance coaching and professional development training to early childhood professionals in child care centers and preschools throughout the Philadelphia region. Since 2015, Jillian’s trainings have focused on providing early childhood professionals with opportunities to engage more deeply with topics of bias, racism, equity, and justice.

Age Group Expertise

Infants Toddlers Preschool

Professional Standard Area

  • Child Development and Learning in Context
  • Family–Teacher Partnerships and Community Connections
  • Child Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Developmentally, Culturally, and Linguistically Appropriate Teaching Practices
  • Knowledge, Application, and Integration of Academic Content in the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Professionalism as an Early Childhood Educator
  • Health and Safety

Higher Education

Master's Degree
Erikson Institute
Child Development