Our Staff

 Jamie Rouse, Director

Jamie graduated from Humboldt High School and went to the University of Northern Iowa, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Upon graduation, she married Kyle and moved to Chicago, Illinois to further her degree. She received a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and a master’s in Early Child Development from the Erikson Institute.

She worked for 2 years as a school social worker in Ottawa, IL before relocating back to Iowa to be closer to family. For 2 years she was employed at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency as a Behavior Strategist before opening her dream child development center, the Emmetsburg Education Center.

Jamie has four children of her own: Lauren, Miles, Isaac, and Nathan. She is a strong supporter of play, learning by doing, and embracing curiosity!


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