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

Fall 2021

00330CD 10G51ZChild Development (The Early Years)
00332CD 10G62ZChild Development (The Early Years)
02149PSYC 10G51ZChild Development (The Early Years)
02151PSYC 10G62ZChild Development (The Early Years)

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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