Teens & YA

Spice and Spectrum: Recipes for Resilience by iCan Dream Center

Spice and Spectrum: Recipes for Resilience by iCan Dream Center and Chef Jerome Brown

Spice and Spectrum, Recipes for Resilience is an illustration of the iCan Dream Center students’ passion. This is more than a cookbook – it is an expression of creativity. Many diverse students have internalized the messages that reinforce limitations, but our dreamers are encouraged to be boundless in the kitchen. This heart-warming book is separated into sections that include original entree recipes, dessert recipes, and activities to extend learning in the kitchen.

These pages are filled with sentiments that give a little taste of the iCan Dream Center’s family culture. This is your invitation to join us in a feast of celebrating growth, innovation, and the accomplishments of our learners.  Get your copy today!

Colors by Jennifer Reed

Colors by Jennifer Reed, BA, MA, Ed.D

“Colors” by Jennifer Reed is a captivating children’s book that follows Monica, a spirited preschooler, as she discovers the wonders of colors in her everyday world. From the sky’s brilliant hues to the vibrant vegetables in her kitchen, Monica’s journey is a delightful exploration of learning and joy.

Written by Jennifer Reed, an expert in early childhood development with over 15 years of experience, “Colors” is more than a story; it’s an invitation to a world where curiosity meets education. Reed’s passion for fostering growth and relationships shines through, making this book valuable to any child’s library.

With charming illustrations and a playful narrative, “Colors” sparks a love for colors and encourages young readers to see the beauty in everyday things. This book is a celebration of curiosity, learning, and the magical tapestry of life—a perfect read for children eager to embark on imaginative adventures.

About the Author
Jennifer Reed has eight years of experience conducting Head Start/Early Head Start Reviews in CLASS Early Childhood Development and is a Professional Grant Reader for the OHS and other Governmental agencies. She is an Early Childhood industry expert with more than 15 years of successful experience in full life cycle Training, Teaching, Monitoring, Consulting, Recruiting, and Business Development. Jennifer Reed has a proven ability to foster relationships with Programs, Child Care Centers, and other State and Federal organizations with positive business opportunities.

Jennifer is most fulfilled when helping programs to grow professionally. Her vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success. Jennifer began her career by being a Home Visitor and conducting training for childcare centers. She grew into a lead teacher and then a Center Director within four years. She has subsequently consulted with Head Start in South Carolina, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Florida in the areas of CLASS, School Readiness, Educational Management, Strategic Plans, and Documentation preparation.