Hi! I am Lauren Wallace and I am a Lead Parent Educator out in Ford County! I have been with the Jump Start program since January 2017 and for 2 1/2 years I was working out of the Joliet office. As of August 2019, my husband and I moved to Central Illinois and now I have the pleasure of serving our rural families in Ford County! I LOVE MY JOB! One favorite part of my job is the relational piece, I love seeing the relationship between parent and child strengthen through activities and fun interactions. I love hearing about milestone updates and what it was like to parent throughout the week. My heart melts when I get a text of new babies born or kids reading one of the books given to them at a visit. One of my favorite books to read is The Rainbow Fish.