Jennifer Scharnikow


Jennifer was raised in Burbank and grew up knowing she wanted to be a teacher. She moved to Long Beach in 1994 to attend CSULB , then transferred to Orange Coast to begin her Early Childhood education. She volunteered at Kid Works in 1998 after which she was hired to be a teacher. During her years here she has worked in all 3 of our classrooms. Jennifer has over 30 Early Childhood class units, yet she is always open to learning more and advancing her knowledge as a preschool teacher. She took a short hiatus in 2001 when her son, Jason was born and returned in 2004 with Jason in tow.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have worked at Kid Works for my entire career and honestly cannot imagine working anywhere else. I consider Kid Works my home away from home and everyone who has come through the doors is like my second family. Although the time at Kid Works may seem like a mere moment in your child’s life, their lessons and memories will last a lifetime!”


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