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December Member of the Month
Riverside County Office of Education
Jennifer Beggs currently works as a Coordinator for the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) in the Children’s Services Unit (CSU). Jennifer provides support to the Alternative Payment Programs and case management staff, the QRIS efforts for State Preschool and Infant/Toddler programs, a grant program funded through First 5 Riverside, and policy and procedure support for all of RCOE’s Title 5 programs. She has worked at RCOE for over 17 years starting out as clerical support for the alternative payment programs, then moving to alternative payment case management/eligibility work, and then into management to provide oversight and technical assistance to the programs and staff in CSU. Jennifer currently serves as a public policy advisor to the CCDAA Board. She loves working in the early education field and providing support not only to CSU programs and staff, but to partner agencies and colleagues, as well. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends: especially her nieces and nephews.
What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far?
There are so many rewarding aspects of working in early education. We are a community of innovative and passionate educators, and I have learned so much from networking with others in the early education arena. Most importantly, I love working in a field that focuses on the success of children and their families. Our programs provide a strong foundation from which children can build a lifetime love of learning, provide stability to the families, and always focus on fostering program quality and improvement. It is ever-changing and ever-rewarding work.
If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
My advice would be to build a strong team of experts and support and encourage your team in their growth. There are numerous aspects to our work requiring us to know and keep current on regulations, policies, and legislative components. Actively involved team-members support one another and know that they are part of a bigger picture. Having an educated and reliable team is the key to success.
What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
My proudest accomplishment in my career is the relationships that I have built. I love my team at the Riverside County Office of Education and have developed other strong partnerships and collaborations with our local First 5, the Riverside County Child Care Consortium (LPC), the Department of Public Social Services, our QRIS-participating agencies, the members of our local QRIS-Consortia, and those in the QRIS Region 9 Hub. In addition, through CCDAA, I have met so many wonderful colleagues on which I can rely to give advice, provide guidance, assist with problem solving, or be a listening-ear. Relationships are of the utmost importance.