Amanda Stein, Ph.D., conducts research focused on the short and long-term outcomes of children and families participating in early education settings and advances high-quality practices and organizational conditions through the professional development of leaders and practitioners. At Start Early, she leads the Educare Chicago Implementation and Follow-Up Studies as their local evaluation partner.
Amanda also provides strategic guidance for the research and evaluation efforts for the Educare Learning Network. Amanda is the Co-Principal Investigator on a study examining the role of access in pre-K application and enrollment in Chicago. She was formerly a Head Start teacher and coach which ignited her passion to work at the intersection of research, policy and practice.