Company Name: The Jack & Jill Center
Industry: Early Learning Center
HQ: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Boss: Heather Siskind, CEO
How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida
The Jack & Jill Children’s Center dedicates itself to breaking the cycle of poverty for children of high need working families through quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs.
Watch an interview with Heather Siskind on NBC6 here!
Heather brings over 25 years of experience in early childhood education and has served in several leadership roles over her career in both Miami-Dade County and Broward County focusing on providing the highest quality care to all children. She is currently the President of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children, advocating for educators, children, and families across the State in her volunteer role.
Under her leadership as CEO of Jack and Jill Children’s Center, she has expanded the program to include a new Elementary School (The Madelaine Halmos Academy), K-5th grade, increasing Jack and Jill Children’s Center reach even further in the local community.
She is passionate about educational equity and ensuring all children have a high-quality early education. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University. Heather is married and has three children: 26 years old, 23 years old, and 13 months old.
Heather enjoys reading, yoga, photography and long walks outside. She is passionate about helping women achieve their full potential and has coached many to attain their high educational goals. Her favorite quote is “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” by B.B. King.