Jessica Flowers

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Johns Island, South Carolina

When Jessica Shields Flowers thought about how she wanted to help parents and educators give children better opportunities to develop and flourish, she pictured outward ripples of positive change. So, when it came time to open her early childhood education and parenting consultancy in 2008, Ripple LLC was the name the South Carolina Conscious Discipline […]

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When Jessica Shields Flowers thought about how she wanted to help parents and educators give children better opportunities to develop and flourish, she pictured outward ripples of positive change. So, when it came time to open her early childhood education and parenting consultancy in 2008, Ripple LLC was the name the South Carolina Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor selected.

The first Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor in South Carolina. Jessica has worked with east coast families and educators for over 30 years. She is one of two Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors for South Carolina’s First Steps 4K programs and has presented at the NAEYC National Conference. She also sits on the board of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, where she helped create the Early Connections program for children ages zero to three, designed to strengthen connections between each child and their “grown-up” while increasing the child’s attention span and cooperation.

Jessica’s work at Vienna Baptist Children’s Center is nationally recognized, cited in books including Faith in Children: Stories from Faith-Based Children’s Centers by Legacy of Caring’s Roberta Owens. She has served on the boards of the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children and the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education. She contributed to the Ecumenical Child Care Network’s report Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century. She holds a Master of Education degree in early childhood education from George Mason University.

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  • Experience

    Jessica offers 30+ years of educational experience including serving as a director of an accredited early childhood center and training/coaching Conscious Discipline throughout the Eastern and Southeastern regions of the U.S.

  • Specialization

    Jessica specializes in early childhood education, early childhood classroom and parent coaching and is also well-versed with Head Start/Early Head Start and faith-based programs.

  • Certification

    Jessica  is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and a South Carolina Master Certified Trainer.

  • Education

    Jessica earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of Mississippi and a M.Ed. Education from George Mason University.