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Meghan Broadstone brings extensive experience in research and program evaluation, with a focus on early learning environments, to her role as Co-Principal Investigator of the Child Care Collaboration Study funded by an Office of Planning and Program Evaluation (OPRE) Child Care Research Partnership grant. The study explores the nature of collaboration among state-level administrators and how it relates to local-level collaboration and child care program quality. (Learn more about the study here.)
Broadstone’s prior work at EDC has focused on early childhood education and Head Start. She recently led a study for the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care on the alignment of afterschool quality initiatives. She also led the evaluations of the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) and the National Center on Health, funded by the Administration for Children and Families at the Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As part of her evaluation of the PMFO, she investigated the impacts of a coaching initiative targeted to provide intensive support to new Head Start directors. Her previous research on child care and Head Start partnerships included several large, multi-year studies (the Partnership Impact Project, The Pre–K Impact Project, and the Childcare Quality Project).
Past evaluation efforts have included co-leading the evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded PRISM project at Northeastern University (an initiative designed to increase the number of STEM majors at Northeastern) and evaluations of two teacher education programs, the Greater North Shore Science Partnership and the Teaching American History Project.
Broadstone is the coauthor of Child Care Quality Study: The Impact of Head Start Partnership on Child Care Quality—Final Report, Child Care/Head Start Partnership Study: Final Report, and several evaluation reports. Before shifting her focus to early learning, she published the report “I Think He’s Still My Brother ‘Cause He Is”: Children’s Experiences as Siblings in Diverse Family Structures, based on her research on childhood family and peer relationships.
She received a BA from Oberlin College and a PhD in developmental psychology from Boston College. Her dissertation focused on children’s sibling relationships in the context of an urban after-school program.