Patricia Fahey

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Patricia Fahey

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313



Patricia Fahey is a national expert on early childhood education program quality and management. As the director of Early Learning and Development initiatives, she leads a team of multi-disciplinary experts in studying, designing, and delivering interventions and resources that build the capacity of program leaders, staff, and families to improve child outcomes.

Fahey is EDC’s PI for the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. In this effort, her team is designing learning materials for health managers through a cooperative agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics. As the PI for the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations, she led EDC and partner staff in designing and disseminating online interactive learning materials for Head Start managers and training members of the Head Start National Training and Technical Assistance Network.

Fahey led the Project LAUNCH Technical Assistance team which supported the work of 36 state, tribal, and community Project LAUNCH initiatives funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is the creator of staff development programs and resources on the management of early childhood programs, including SOLAR Technical Assistance Planning Tools; Steps to Success: Head Start Mentor-Coach Instructional Design; and Moving Ahead: Head Start Competency-Based Training Program.

Fahey has served on the advisory committees of the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, and she was a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation Performance Technical Resource Team.

Before joining EDC, Fahey was Executive Director of the Evanston, Illinois, Ecumenical Action Council.

She received a BS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPA from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.