Heidi Emberling, EdD

Director, Parents Place—Center for Children and Youth
Heidi Emberling

Heidi Emberling, EdD, is the Director of Parents Place at the Center for Children & Youth across all Jewish Family & Children’s Services regional sites.  She is responsible for creating engaging programs for families, developing interactive online workshops, and consulting individually with families on a wide variety of parenting and child development issues. She connects with schools, parent groups, libraries, and companies around the Bay Area, providing parenting expertise, guidance, and support to families with children of all ages. She is an active member of regional coalition groups, advocating on behalf of families and children to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. She facilitates professional learning for the parent education team across regions, in addition to providing ongoing development workshops for early education teachers. She also does behavioral assessments and learning plans for children struggling in early care settings. Heidi has two master’s degrees, one from UC Berkeley, and the other in Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood, from San Francisco State University.  She also has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University.

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