Pine Bluff Early Childhood Association (PBECA)
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MEET THE BOARD
I am Jacqueline Riley, the Program Coordinator for Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas at the Pine Bluff Satellite office. I have been with Child Care Aware Resource and Referral for the past 9 years of which 5 has been with West Central Arkansas. I provide various professional development trainings in the surrounding areas and enjoy meeting the different people. I also work closely with the foster parents in the area. In addition, I am a Car Seat Technician who provide car seat installations for new moms.
I am the proud mother of one son, Jerence and the proudest grandmother of 3 grandchildren Za’Niyah, Zaria, and Jayce. In my spare time, I love to create.
VP of Communications
My name Donny and I am married to a preschool teacher named Jessie. We have a 15 year old son, TJ, who loves football and music and a 9 year old daughter, Emma, who loves keeping us on our toes. I am currently the Program Assistant and Data Specialist for Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas for 5 years now and I absolutely love it. It’s so much fun being in a position that relates to what my wife does and gives us plenty to talk about. Prior to Child Care Aware, I was a Telecommunications Specialist in the Air Force for 10 years and then moved to the HR Manager until I retired. For fun, I just enjoy spending time with my family. We try to get outdoors as much as possible and love geocaching and playing Pokémon Go with the kids.
From an early age, Mrs. Flannigan has been passionate about education and about mentoring the next generation. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors, in Business Administration/Accounting, with an emphasis in Education from Southern Arkansas University in 2005 and a Masters of Arts in Teaching, with honors, in Business Education and Special Education, from Southern Arkansas University in 2007. In 2010, she received a Masters of Arts in Education, in Early Childhood and Curriculum Instruction, from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
In 2006, she became the Business Technology teacher for the Jefferson Area Vocational Center at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative (ARESC). In 2008, she joined the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. In 2010, she was promoted to Program Coordinator of the HIPPY Program, the position in which she currently serves. This program is the largest HIPPY Program in the state of Arkansas. It serves 1,035 children across 15 counties.
Mrs. Flannigan loves to help people, and she loves her community. Her favorite quote, one that she lives by, is “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” by Maya Angelou.