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Cynthia D. Jackson

Executive Director, Educare Learning Network; Senior Vice President, Start Early

Cynthia D. Jackson leads the Educare Learning Network, a generative, coast-to-coast network of high-quality birth-to-five schools that function as innovative learning labs for the field of early childhood education. In her dual role as Senior Vice President at Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce), she works alongside other senior leaders to advance the organization’s mission.

In collaboration with the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Educare Learning Network school leaders and other early childhood stakeholders, Cynthia advances practice, research and policy solutions to create greater system wide impact.

Prior to joining Start Early, she served as national director of training and technical assistance for Healthy Families America at Prevent Child Abuse America and director of the Midwest Learning Center for Family Support at Family Focus, Inc.

Cynthia holds a master’s degree in counseling and health education from the University of North Texas.