Dr. Jean Barbre

Jean Barbre Ed.D. has worked in the field of early child care and education for over 30 years, where she has managed preschool programs, coached administrators, and trained early child care providers. Jean has taught early childhood courses at both the community college and California State University and she trains and consults nationally and internationally. She holds a Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership, a MS degree in Counseling, a MA degree in Consumer and Family Studies. She is an author of three books published by Redleaf Press: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Twos; Activities for Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Two; and Baby Steps to STEM Infants, Toddlers and Twos.


  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Exploring Math Using Loose Parts
  • Tinkering and Engineering
  • Using Digital Media to Expand Children’s Creativity
  • Integrating STEM Across the Curriculum

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