Jessica Gilder

Jessica joined the Foundation in 2023 as childcare solutions program officer. She assists Central Minnesota stakeholders with childcare expansions, both for in-home care and centers. Jessica has a passion for helping children and families build stronger communities.

“I want to share my experience and knowledge so I can be a part of the solution to the childcare shortage,” she said. “I love that I can network and connect with others who have a desire to also support families and communities grow.”

Jessica has an early childhood associate in arts degree and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and leadership. She is motivated by helping people flourish and grow and is known for her ability to think outside the box for solutions.

Contact for ...
  • Childcare resources
  • Starting a childcare business