Jacqueline King-Presant, M.Ed.

Jacqueline King-Presant, M.Ed.

Child Development Specialist

I currently take on a limited number of private clients (as my own priority is currently to give as much time to my own daughter as possible at her young age). ​​​​

I work with parents based on their goals, priorities, and needs related to parenting and do so in a flexible variety of ways. Some parents are looking for general information and education related to parenting, while others need help navigating specific issues they are encountering with their children, and still others are looking to re-vamp their play/learning environments in the most developmentally-appropriate way to stimulate optimal play, learning, emotional or sensory regulation, and growth for their unique child and lifestyle.

I work with and support parents on their journey to help decode their children's behavior as well as their own reactions to bring greater connection, peace, growth, and self-actualization for both parent and child.

It is my belief that children are our greatest teachers, and if we can be present with gratitude, acceptance, reflection, and trust for every moment and experience as a parent (yes ​each and every one!); we will learn exactly what we need to learn for ourselves and for our children.

I am blessed to work with parents from a wide variety of philosophies and backgrounds. My philosophy and methods are based on scientific research and both classical human psychology and developmental philosophies. I will also note that I am not a behaviorist (I do not deal in consequences and rewards) as this is not within the realm of what I feel is effective and healthy long-term.

My philosophy and attitude does tend to resonate the most strongly and immediately with parents with knowledge or experience with philosophies such as attachment parenting and/or alternative educational modalities such as Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, RIE, and/or life-learning. This is because of the basis in trust in, respect for the child, and meeting needs rather than treating surface behaviors that these philosophies hold. Then again - plenty of parents from the most mainstream to the most alternative who have never heard of any of this and are just looking for new ways to support their children are also a perfect match for these services! There is no one-size-fits-all approach and a parent from any walk of life can be a perfect fit for the services I offer

Please e-mail me for pricing and availability. Sessions are limited to a few per week currently, and I do try to keep pricing as flexible and fair as possible as all parents should have access to the support they need.