Shira Kolnik Mattera
Shira Kolnik Mattera
Senior Associate
Family Well-Being and Children’s Development

Mattera’s research focuses on early childhood education and intervention and children’s development. She currently works on impact and implementation evaluation for both preschool interventions and projects focused on children from birth to age 3. In studies related to preschool, she helped lead the Head Start CARES project (which studies the impact of social-emotional interventions on preschool children’s outcomes) and Making Pre-K Count (which examines the effects of a preschool mathematics curriculum). In studies related to children from birth to 3, she focuses on services offered through pediatric settings and aligning services across providers in the early years. Mattera received her PhD in applied developmental psychology from the University of Miami.

Products

Brief

Building Better Evidence on Pre-K Programs by Assessing the Full Range of Children’s Skills

Report

The Impacts of Making Pre-K Count and High 5s on Third-Grade Outcomes

Brief

What Do We Know and What Are We Learning?

Report

The Impacts of Making Pre-K Count and High 5s on Kindergarten Outcomes

Report

The Implementation of High 5s in New York City

Brief

Preliminary Kindergarten Impacts of the Making Pre-K Count and High 5s Programs

Report

Improving Math Instruction in New York City

Report

Exploratory Findings from the Head Start CARES Demonstration

Report

National Evaluation of Three Approaches to Improving Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Competence

Report

Large-Scale Implementation of Programs to Improve Children’s Social-Emotional Competence

Other Publications

Mattera’s research focuses on early childhood education and intervention and children’s development. She currently works on impact and implementation evaluation for both preschool interventions and projects focused on children from birth to age 3. In studies related to preschool, she helped lead the Head Start CARES project (which studies the impact of social-emotional interventions on preschool children’s outcomes) and Making Pre-K Count (which examines the effects of a preschool mathematics curriculum). In studies related to children from birth to 3, she focuses on services offered through pediatric settings and aligning services across providers in the early years. Mattera received her PhD in applied developmental psychology from the University of Miami.