Rebecca Walsh

Director, Early Childhood Matters

Early Childhood Matters' founder and director, Rebecca Walsh is an early childhood expert and local mother of three. She has over twenty years of worldwide experience in the field of Child Development.

Rebecca's primary focus is helping parents to understand the developing brain of children, while providing methods to establish connection and effective positive discipline tools in the early years. Her passion is sharing with parents and caregivers the wisdom and experience she has gained from working as a director, lead teacher, supervisor, parent educator, teacher mentor, and most importantly as a parent of three young children. 

Rebecca has decades of experience: founding preschools internationally, developing early childhood and at-risk youth programs throughout the Bay Area, directing head start programs, and teaching and mentoring at Pacific Primary. She holds a Bachelor's degree in childhood development and a Master's in Religion and Psychology.

Since founding Early Childhood Matters in 2010, Rebecca has worked with parents throughout the Bay Area and beyond [from New Orleans, LA to Melbourne, Australia] to help them better understand and support them on their journey to nourish the minds and spirits of tomorrow’s world.

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Jenn Suffin

Jennifer Suffin, IBCLC is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant providing personalized breastfeeding support in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years. She takes pride in offering clients a sense of comfort and valuable evidence-based tools to help empower them through breastfeeding challenges and so much more on the winding path of new parenthood. As a mother of two, she can offer not only a professional perspective but recognizes personally that new parenthood is an incredible time with ups and downs that should be navigated with the care and support of others.  Visit to learn more about Jenn and her services.

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