Amanda Stein

Amanda Stein

Director of research and evaluation for Start Early

Brief Biography

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 professional development of leaders and practitioners.

At Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce of Prevention), 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.

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