Beth Starks


Teacher Education program at Jamestown Community College - Assistant Professor and the Early Childhood Education Coordinator
- Founder and Executive Director of Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center


Beth Starks is an Assistant Professor and the Early Childhood Education Coordinator on the faculty in the Teacher Education program at Jamestown Community College, Founder and Executive Director of Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center, and a Level 3 NYS Early Learning Credentialed Trainer. She recently received Child Care Exchange magazine's Exceptional Emerging Leader award. Beth has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Annotation and her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Beth has many years of experience with young children and their families in the public school, in-home child care and center-based child care. She also has over 10 years of experience facilitating professional development for providers, teachers and pre-service educators. Beth also spends time consulting and serves on many local boards, coalitions and committees, including the NYAEYC board, the Winning Beginning steering committee, and the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Beth lives in Mayville, NY with her husband and 3 children (Ethan - 14, Aiden - 10, & Ella - 5).