43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Susan Foley brings expertise in early childhood and afterschool education, project management, technical assistance, and workforce professionalization. She is deeply committed to increasing children’s and youth’s access to high-quality programs that improve their learning outcomes.
Foley is PD for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). Funded by the U.S. Office of Child Care, NCASE is working to ensure that school-age children who live in families of low income can access high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement. In this role, she also serves on the National Centers Leadership Team, working with other centers in the Administration for Children and Families Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System. Foley’s project team is providing technical assistance to States and Territories to improve access and quality via virtual offerings and an online resource library.
Foley is an author of several publications, including the New Hampshire Early Childhood Workforce Specialized Competencies, the New Hampshire Infant and Toddler Workforce Specialized Competencies and the New Hampshire Preschool Workforce Specialized Competencies. She also assisted in the development of the Guide to Effective Consultation with Settings Serving Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to joining EDC, Foley worked for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, where she managed the state Child Care Resource and Referral program, as well as the state’s training and technical assistance activities for school-age programs. She was also manager for the New Hampshire Professional Registry, the state workforce and credential registry for early childhood and afterschool practitioners, and served for five years on the Division of Children, Youth and Families’ Practice Model Team.
Foley received a BA in Early Childhood Education and an EdM in Educational Studies from Rivier University.