Jamie Ward

President, Arkansas Association for Infant Mental Health

Jamie Ward is the owner of Curricula Concepts, Inc. Her current focus is using her more than 25 years of experience to train early educators and caregivers on the importance of engaging families and health and wellness for young children and adults. She is a consultant for Zero To Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. She is the president of the Arkansas Association for Infant Mental Health; past president and policy chair of the Arkansas Early Childhood Association; and current representative to the Southern Early Childhood Association. She earned her Bachelor’s B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Master’s M.S. in Reading from the University of Central Arkansas. For self-care, her favorite things are hanging with her dog, Lucy, and CrossFit!

My favorite children’s book is: Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon.

My favorite song when I was a child was: “You Are My Sunshine.” It’s now my favorite to sing to little ones!

As a child my favorite activity was: anything outside—digging for worms, finding roly polys,shooting the basketball with my dad,and riding my bike.

When I was a child, an adult that made a difference in my life was: my granny.