Meet Ms. Jenn
Site Director Jennifer DeLussa’s commitment to quality child care was inspired by her own experience as a Kids’ Country kid at Walt Disney.
“In any given day, some challenge will come up that needs addressing. I meet it head on.”
Jennifer DeLussa— Site Director, All Sites
Site Director Jennifer DeLussa ‘floats’ from site to site to fill in and serve as a staff resource. With 15 Kids’ Country locations, the added help is a huge bonus organizationally. “All the sites are so unique. But they are all driven by our mission,” says Jenn.
An advantage to her position is seeing the distinct needs of each site. Jenn’s warmth, friendliness and experience, whether it’s teaching a cooking class for kids, training new teachers, or talking with parents, is appreciated by the entire community.
Jenn has been with us for over nine years, but her knowledge of Kids’ Country goes even further. She was a Kids’ Country kid at our Walt Disney site and her mother was a teacher for Kids’ Country. “I have such fond memories of being at Kids’ Country as a child,” she notes. “And I know first-hand how valuable quality child care is for children.”
At age 17, as a senior in high school, she began working at our Country Club location. After going to DVC to get her early childhood education credits, Jenn was hired as a Teacher’s Aide. She quickly moved up the career ladder as Teacher, Head Teacher, Assistant Site Director and Site Director.
As a new mom to daughter Lulu, Jenn empathizes with what parents experience when they leave their children in the care of others. “I do have feelings of guilt. But I’m happy that Lulu will see her mom working and providing for her. And I treat every child like I want Lulu to be treated, “she says.
Kim Brown, Kids’ Country’s Associate Executive Director, describes Jenn as “the epitome of the kind of staff we want with her outgoing and energetic approach to working with children.”
Kids' Country supports a child's natural curiosity and love of learning in a safe and inspired environment where they can discover their passions and achieve great things.