Ennis C. Baker
Ennis C. Baker, MSW, LCSW is the project director for the ITTI Care Project: Building Capacity for Infant & Toddler Trauma-Informed Care: A Professional Development Framework, providing leadership for this collaborative project focused on trauma-informed practice in infant/toddler child care. From 1999-2018, Ennis served as a manager and mental health specialist for Orange County Head Start/Early Head Start in Chapel Hill, NC. In this role, she provided leadership and early childhood mental health consultation to program staff and families. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in early childhood mental health and has served in a variety of roles serving vulnerable children ages birth to 5 and their families. She began her career as a toddler teacher in 1988 and since 1990 has lived and worked in various counties in North Carolina, focusing on children under age 5 as a child care provider, home visitor, program director and on a multidisciplinary developmental evaluation team. She is a mom of 3 and proud to be the wife of a public school Kindergarten teacher.