Essential Families provides parent education around mental health, nutrition, and family resources because… Everything Starts at Home.


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About Us

Terri English is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Essential Families.

Terri holds a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction/Early Childhood, and Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Development.

Terri has over 23 years of experience ensuring positive outcomes for children and families in the areas of education, physical health, nutrition, mental health and family engagement.

Terri has been an active member of various committees which include the following: Steering Committee for the by state Home Visitation Program through Children’s Mercy Hospital, Board member of Mother and Child Health Coalition, Stakeholders Committee at The Family Conservancy, Cultural Diversity Committee at The Family Conservancy, and the Risk Management Committee at The Family Conservancy.

With a team of experienced early childhood education professionals, Essential Families also consults with non-profit organizations that want to develop or improve a program to bridge the family support gap.

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