“Access to high-quality child care and early education is a linchpin of families’ economic stability and opportunity. Every parent should be able to work knowing their children are safe and well cared for, and every child should have access to the developmental and educational benefits of high-quality early childhood programs."
Christine Johnson-Staub is a senior policy analyst with CLASP’s child care and early education team. She has deep expertise in systems building, design and implementation of quality rating systems, child care subsidy programs, and policy and technical assistance. Ms. Johnson-Staub helps guide CLASP’s state technical assistance as well as its work on financing and linking systems.Prior to joining CLASP, she consulted with public and private agencies across the country on policy and system development related to child care and early education. Ms. Johnson-Staub also spent time providing management and policy support to a large child care agency, and directing a regional family support coalition. She has worked with state and federal legislative offices as well as a variety of public, private, and non-profit agencies. Ms. Johnson-Staub earned a master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.