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Learning Link at Perry School

posted Jan 14, 2014, 1:32 PM by communications@moffettpta.org   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 2:08 PM ]


New Early Learning Specialist/School Readiness Facilitator

My name is Jenn Kinkel; I am the new Early Learning Specialist/School Readiness Facilitator for the district, and I am excited to call Perry Elementary School my new “home” here in Huntington Beach.  My role includes working with children and families of children from birth-5 years of age.  I will be assisting with the district’s early childhood education programs, making recommendations and connecting families to resources, coordinating and maintaining the operations of the Learning Link, and serving as a resource to our Huntington Beach City School District schools, staff, community agencies and families.  

I have been working with children and families in a variety of settings from infancy through school-age childcare for the past 18 years.  My passion for child development unfolded when I was in high school and ran across a course called Careers with Children.  Since that time, I have studied at Orange Coast College, the University of California, Irvine, and Pacific Oaks College, where I received my Master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis in early childhood education.  I currently teach child development courses at Fullerton College and Brandman University, and I am always seeking out research and innovation within adult education to complement my work with children.

I am thrilled to join such a welcoming community, and I look forward to meeting you; please let me know if you would like more information about our early childhood programs!     


What is the Learning Link?

  • An interactive center for parents and their children ages 0-5
  • Information and referrals to community resources
  • Parent education workshops
    • Children are welcome to accompany parents during the parent education sessions, but separate child care is not formally offered.
  • Health and wellness screenings (by appointment)
  • Learning Link visitors are required to sign in at the Perry School Office prior to entering the school campus.

Joseph R. Perry School

19231 Harding Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Portable 35


2014 Calendar:                   


Learning Link

Parent Education

January 15th (8:00-11:00)

January 29th  (9:30-11:00)

February 19th (8:00-11:00)

February 26th (9:30-11:00)

March 12th (8:00-11:00)

March 19th (9:30-11:00)

For more information, please contact:

Jenn Kinkel, jkinkel@hbcsd.us

(714) 963-2606

Apr 4, 2014, 1:42 PM