BETHESDA, Md. – Child Trends announced today that it has appointed Carlise King executive director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) beginning October 1, 2013. Formed in 2009, the ECDC supports state policymakers’ development and use of coordinated state early care and education data systems to improve the quality of programs and the workforce serving young children.
King, who has been serving as interim executive director since April 2013, joined Child Trends in 2012 as Data and Technical Assistant Director. Prior to working at Child Trends, King served as the research director for the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. She has over 13 years of experience conducting research on early childhood issues and examining the impact of state and federal policies on parents’ access to child care services, costs, and a quality workforce. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.A. in social psychology from San Francisco State University.
“Carlise has the early childhood education experience and state-level expertise to lead ECDC in its important work to support the development and use of coordinated state data systems,” said Carol Emig, president of Child Trends.
In her position as executive director of ECDC, she is responsible for leading a national survey of states’ early care and education data systems and providing research, policy analysis and technical assistance across Child Trends’ early childhood development projects to support the development, implementation, and use of early childhood data systems. The ECDC is supported through funding from the Alliance for Early Success.
Child Trends, based in Bethesda, Md., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well‐being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world have relied on our data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. Our work is supported by foundations; federal, state and local government agencies; and by nonprofit organizations.
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) supports state policymakers’ development and use of coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems to improve the quality of ECE programs and the workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes. The ECDC provides tools and resources to encourage state policy change and provide a national forum to support the development and use of coordinated state ECE data systems.