About Me

Julie Kennedy is executive director for the San Jose Campus of  Neighborhood Christian Schools. Born and raised in the state of Washington, she began her early childhood career in 1991, serving in one of only two intergenerational programs in the United States.

After completing her undergraduate work, she moved to the Bay Area to finish college and began serving in education  as both a teacher and director.

Kennedy currently teaches at De Anza, Foothill and San Jose City colleges. Partnership projects include her work on the NAEYC accreditation team for SJCC, the CAP program with the state of California, coaching and mentoring teachers through the California permit process, and speaking at Early Education conferences.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2024

47730CD 6050ZIntroduction to Children with Special Needs

Winter 2024

32273CD 6401YHealth, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

Faculty Info

Julie Kennedy
Part-Time Faculty

Child Development Center





  • B.A. Business Management - St. Mary's College - Moraga, CA
  • M.A. Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Leadership - St. Mary's College- Moraga, CA
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Supervision and Leadership - Concordia University - Portland, OR
  • California Child Development Permit - Program Director - 2017 - 2022
  • California CBEST Certification - In progress

Office Hours

  • By Email - 8am - 5pm
  • By Phone - M-Thurs.: 8am - 5pm. Friday: 8am - 9pm
  • On Campus - TBD based on scheduled classes each quarter
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