For over three decades, the Parent-Infant Center has provided high quality child care to the families who live and work in the diverse neighborhoods of West Philadelphia.

Jacob Kerner

Teacher Mentor

What I love most about teaching is helping children understand the world.


Jacob first came to PIC as a part-time teacher while completing his master’s degree at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, and he returned as a fulltime teacher inspired by PIC’s mission and its close-knit community.

Jacob brings his love of art, reading and writing into the classroom. In his classroom, he is committed to "creating safe and creative spaces for children to grow."

A transplant from North Carolina, Jacob now lives in West Philadelphia with his wife Lindsey and their young son Elliot who is enrolled at PIC.

When not at PIC Jacob enjoys gardening, writing, reading, swimming, and found object arts.

Education and Credentials: 

MA, Education-Reading, Writing and Literacy
University of Pennsylvania

Staff Member Since: 2010