About The Learning Professor

When you do what you love, it's not work anymore.

Our Core Values

We strive to embed these values into everything we do!

Be Empathic

Remember that everyone has a story that leads to their choices, and everyone is doing the best they can.

Be Respectful

Honor the decisions that others make, even if you don't agree. Ask questions instead of judging.

Be Passionate

Embrace the early childhood field and provide the content and experiences that will help influence the next generation.

Be Amazing

Deliver quality service to make learning come alive. Create content that is innovative, engaging, and interactive.

Our Vision

We want to inspire early care professionals to see all children with compassion, educate children in high quality environments, empower parents to be the best role models for their children, and be a one-stop resource for those caring for children from birth through 5 years of age. 

Our Mission

We strive to empower early childhood professionals to care for and educate children holistically in high quality environments through engaging and interactive training experiences. We strive to inspire those working with young children to see themselves as professionals in this important field. 

Meet the Learning Professor

Dr. Jenni Jacobs

Though she considers herself an early childhood generalist, Jenni’s top areas of expertise include infant toddler development and curriculum, preschool development and curriculum, brain development, social-emotional development, classroom management, and challenging behaviors. She tries to always blend theory along with good practice in all of her courses to make them relevant and practical for teachers.

She has been in the field of education for 26 years in a variety of roles, including family child care provider, infant/toddler teacher, preschool teacher, school age teacher, child care educational director, university instructor in early childhood, literacy, and instructional design, program manager of university ECE program, and instructional designer.

Her educational background includes a BSEd in PreK through 3rd grade education, a Master’s in Child Development, and an EdD in Special Education, with a focus on content mastery in online early childhood courses. Her passion has always been children from birth to 5.

“Education begins the moment we see children as innately wise and capable beings. Only then can we play along in their world.”

~ Vince Gowman ~

26 Years of ECE Experience

Expert in Early Childhood

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

~ Malcome X ~


~ Since 2018 ~

Our Story

The Learning Professor was founded in November, 2018 by Dr. Jenni Jacobs. After a varied career path gave her experience in early childhood, special education, adult learning, and instructional design she decided to branch off on her own to share her wealth of knowledge. She started the business working evenings and weekends, performing all aspects of the business on her own. She quickly learned how to design a website, implement a learning management system to hold the courses, and every other task involved in running a small business. After about 8 months, her two children began to assist in running the business and became an integral part of the day-to-day happenings. As her children began to pursue their own passions, Jenni left her full time job in June 2019 to run the business full-time. The Learning Professor continues to be a small, family-run business, and Jenni’s two two children, Allie and Cody, otherwise known as the Three Musketeers, still help out occasionally.

The Learning Professor is a one-woman show! Dr. Jenni Jacobs is responsible for all of the educational content at The Learning Professor. She also designed and maintains the website, completes all of the instructional design for the courses, and answers all emails and chat questions.