Gillian Pratt is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has more than 43 years of experience in the field of early childhood education.
In 1979, Gillian graduated from Diamond Oaks with a major in Childcare. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 1996. Moreover, she received her B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Education from Ashford University and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Gillian has worked with children from birth through age 12 in the childcare setting. She has been a preschool teacher (daycare) and childcare administrator. Gillian has also worked in family services in the early childhood department for Cincinnati public schools.
Her other affiliations and accolades include:
Being a Part of the Advisory Committees for the Early Childhood Department at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Diamond Oaks Career Center
Worked With the Rest of the Curriculum Development Team for the Early Childhood Program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Worked as an Adjunct Instructor in the Early Childhood Department at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College for 17 years
In 1996, Gillian started Pratt Educational Services, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Christian organization that serves Greater Cincinnati and other areas in Ohio. She is the owner, president, and educational consultant of the company.
Honoring Christian Values
Gillian lives by two familiar scriptures:
“With God, nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37)
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13)
God has given her a passion for the well-being of children. It is her goal to help them grow in a Godly way, and she honors that passion to the best of her ability.
Mrs. Jacqueline (Jackie) Hunter, Instructor
Jacqueline Hunter is married and a mother of two sons, ages 33 and 37. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she still resides today. Her love for God and children has allowed her to work in the field of early childhood education for more than 36 years.
Jackie has successfully completed college and obtained an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a concentration in Education, as well as a CDA (Child Development Associate) certification.
Having worked with children and families from all walks of life, Jackie has widened her experience in the field. She has had many memorable and heartfelt experiences while working with various families.
Her primary goal in life has always been to make a difference in the lives of the people she meets and touches through her career in childcare. She believes in making a difference and trying to find some good in every situation and encounter that life brings. Over the years, she has made it her goal to offer quality childcare services by fostering an environment where God is expressed in every experience.
For the past 21 years, Jackie has been working as a CDA instructor and childcare consultant at Pratt Educational Services, Inc.
Jackie enjoys spending time with family and friends, settling down with a good movie, and reading novels. The church is a large part of her life and she sings in the choir. She also participates in other activities when called upon at her local church.