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Megan Carolan

Megan Carolan

VP of Policy Research


(864) 287-8063 Ext. 704

Megan oversees the Institute’s policy research agenda, leads written projects and communicates with a range of stakeholders in the early childhood world. She also writes for ICS’s blog. A policy researcher by training, Megan’s work focuses on early childhood policies, systems-based reform for the benefit of families, and a re-conceptualization of the role of extended family to improve child outcomes. Her areas of expertise span center-based care and education, pediatric health care policy and prenatal support policies. Megan also supports ICS’s work on Pay for Success for early childhood.

Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, where she focused on the policy landscape shaping state-funded pre-K and Head Start programs.

Megan holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy, from the Rutgers University. She graduated from Fairfield University, majoring in sociology and politics. She lives in the New York City area with her family.

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