MDRC Presenting at National Research Conference on Early Childhood, June 27-29

The federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is virtually hosting the National Research Conference on Early Childhood on June 27-29, 2022. MDRC researchers will be participating in several sessions:

Tuesday, June 28

2:00-3:30 pm

Session 208: Supporting Children and Families through a Pandemic: Head Start's Response to the Challenges of COVID-19

  • Chair: Sarah Blankenship, ACF’s Office of Planning Research and Evaluation
  • Sara Shaw, Child Trends
  • Marissa Strassberger, MDRC
  • Katie Gonzalez, Mathematica
  • Discussant: Katherine Troy Rau, ACF’s Office of Head Start

Session 209: Implementation of At-Scale Professional Development in Early Childhood Education

  • Chair: JoAnn Hsueh, MDRC
  • Michelle Maier, MDRC
  • Bridget Hatfield, Oregon State University
  • Virginia Vitiello, University of Virginia
  • Discussant: Michael Connor, Oregon Early Learning Division

4:00-5:30 pm

Session 215: Insights and Innovations: How Lessons from the Pandemic Can Strengthen Home Visiting

  • Chair: Meghan McCormick, MDRC
  • Jon Korfmacher, Chapin Hall at University of Chicago
  • Sarah Crowne, Child Trends
  • Mervett Hefyan, MDRC
  • Discussant: Jill H. Filene, James Bell Associates

Wednesday, June 29

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Session 303: Exploring Variation in Treatment Effects of Early Care and Education Interventions: Moving Beyond the Main “Impact”

  • Chair: Jessica Harding, Mathematica
  • Terri Sabol, Northwestern University
  • Shira Mattera, MDRC
  • Owen Schochet, Mathematica
  • Discussant: Drew Bailey, University of California, Irvine