Jessica Amb has been named director of Mayville State University’s Child Development Programs (CDP). She has been serving in this role on an interim basis for the last several months. Previously, Jessica was fiscal manager with CDP and has been an employee of the program since 2011. She is a 2009 Mayville State graduate.
In her new role, Amb is responsible for the overall leadership and management of all program components and personnel of the CDP. She was selected for the position because of her great communication, planning, and monitoring skills, and her demonstrated skills and abilities in a human services program management capacity.
The Mayville State University CDP has been providing comprehensive programming to Head Start and Child Care families since 1991, to Early Head Start families since 2002 with an expansion in the city limits of Grand Forks, N.D. in 2010. The MSU CDP provides collaborative programming designed to meet the changing needs of families across the rural service area of Traill, Steele, Nelson, and Grand Forks counties in eastern North Dakota. MSU CDP provides collaborative pre-k within three school districts, childcare for children ages birth to 13, and is Mayville State University’s hands-on lab site used for educating future early childhood educators and teachers. In 2015, the MSU CDP was awarded an Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Grant within the service area Traill, Steele, Nelson, Grand Forks, and Walsh counties. It is through such partnership and diverse programming that children, families, and community members receive high quality comprehensive services.