Jordan Wintz – 2024 Parent Ambassador

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Our Parent Ambassadors program gives parents and child care providers of early learners the tools they need to advocate for meaningful, lasting change in early childhood education policy. In this series, we’re highlighting our Class of 2024 Parent Ambassadors. Get to know them!

Jordan Wintz

Mother of 2

In-home Provider in Pierce, NE

Enjoys antiquing

Favorite Quote:

“Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:6

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Jordan and me and my husband (Clay) live in Pierce. We have lived here for 8 years now and just remodeled our 50-year-old home! We have 2 children. Maverick is 4 and will be 5 in November. Maclin is 2 and will be 3 in October. They keep us super busy and are a ton of fun. I grew up on a farm and worked with my dad, so that kind of pushed me to go to college for something agricultural-related. So, I went to college and got my degree studying agronomy. Shortly after Clay and I got married, we started a family, and that’s when I knew I wanted to be a child care provider. We finally took the leap of faith, and I started my child care in November of 2022 and it has been the best decision I have ever made for myself, my family, and my community. I love to go to antique stores and look around for hidden treasures. It seems to be a calm place for me and makes my creative/designer side come out. I love to get coffee and sit outside (when the weather is nice) and just reflect and think. I love to read devotionals, too, but getting a good cup of coffee and having some time to clear my mind is probably my self-care.

What made you want to become a Parent Ambassador?

I am doing the Toolkit License Program through NECC, and I receive emails. When I read the email about becoming a Parent Ambassador, it really caught my attention and got me interested. I want to learn and grow for myself and for my community. I want to be involved in change and be a voice for a purpose.

What do you see as the greatest need for your community?

We need high-quality child care. Our community would really benefit from a center, which I would love to do, but financially, it’s just not feasible for me at this time. Hopefully, in the future. The community of Pierce is growing, and housing is going up, but people and families can’t move to our community if they can’t find quality child care.

What do you hope to accomplish during your Ambassadorship? 

I want to take from this experience and go back to my community, get my foot in the door, and try to help with early childhood development. I want to help children in our community, help families, and help the community grow and succeed. And I really think that starts with children.

Who or what inspires you?

Making a difference and people seeing me as an influence.