American folk singer who has become one of the foremost performer's of children's music in the world over the course of her five decade-long career. She has appeared on a number of children's television shows, including Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and received a Grammy Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
She grew up on the south side of Chicago and obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with minors in Child Psychology and Recreation from San Francisco State University.
A 2005 tribute to her titled cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins won the Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children.
She and Peter Combe are two of the world's most well-known creators of children's music.