Jenifer Chacon is the Senior Writer/Training Specialist at the ZERO TO THREE, Western Office located in Los Angeles, California.
As Senior Writer/Training Specialist, Jenifer Chacon is an integral part of the Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) Workforce Development Project. She is the lead trainer for the project’s training component, the P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies Training and supports cross-sector work in the P-5 field across Los Angeles County.
Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Jenifer worked as an elementary school teacher. Her focus quickly shifted to the work with young children and their families upon learning the positive effects of supporting children’s development early in life. This focus lead to her work as a Home Based Educator at the Pediatric Therapy Network – Early Head Start program in Torrance, California. There she completed certifications in infant massage and breastfeeding support. It also led to her experience in working with infants, toddlers, families, multidisciplinary professionals, and community agencies.
Jenifer joined the ZERO TO THREE, Western Office as a Policy Intern and continued supporting the work at the Western Office as a Policy Analyst and Program Associate. Jenifer holds a B.A in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Language and Literacy from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California.