Sherrie Rudick brings expertise in early childhood education, product development, curriculum design, project management, facilitation of adult learning, and web-based learning. She has a deep commitment to promoting young children’s school readiness and success, as well as fostering lifelong literacy and learning.
Rudick creates program literature, briefs, newsletters, and other materials for the Home Visiting – Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT), an EDC-led training and technical assistance initiative that is supporting Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program awardees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories. With colleagues, Rudick is working to advance the provision of evidence-based home visiting services that ensure at-risk pregnant mothers and families have the resources they need to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
Previously, Rudick built the knowledge and skills of Head Start leaders through the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO), where she led a team of EDC content experts and practitioners in developing products related to effective management of Head Start organizations. Working closely with the Office of Head Start and five other national Head Start centers, she helped highlight the important role that management systems play in delivering high-quality services and improving the readiness of young children, including collaboratively developing Foundations for Excellence: Planning in Head Start.
Rudick was the lead developer of PMFO’s online interactive learning modules Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Creating a Culture that Embraces Data and Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging Into Data, and co-developed and co-presented the “Head Start Program Planning Cycle” video training module of the Management Matters series. She has written or coauthored Putting the Pro in Protégé: A Guide to Mentoring in Head Start and Early Head Start, the User’s Guide to Linking Our Voices, and the User’s Guide to Nuestro Trabajo, Nuestro Futuro. While working at Teaching Strategies, Inc., she co-authored The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care. She was lead developer on Teaching Strategies’ web-based CDA training program, and has co-developed and presented numerous training sessions nationally and regionally to Head Start and early childhood education audiences throughout the country.
Before joining EDC, Rudick served as Project Manager for the Early Head Start for Family Child Care project at Zero to Three, a demonstration project related to Early Head Start and child care partnerships that was an early model for the President’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships initiative. She worked at the Child Development Services program for the Department of the Army, was employed at a large migrant Head Start grantee, and, while at the American Institutes for Research, worked on Head Start federal monitoring and conducted an evaluation of the Head Start training and technical assistance system. Earlier in her career, she was an early childhood teacher, center director, and state licensing specialist.
Rudick received a BA in literature from Antioch College and completed the coursework for a master’s degree in early childhood education at Bank Street College of Education.