Hannah Matthews is director of CLASP’s child care and early education team. She works at the federal and state levels on child care and early education, promoting policies that support both healthy child development and the needs of low-income working parents.Her expertise includes federal and state child care and early education programs, child care subsidies, immigrant families and early education, and financing early childhood systems. She also leads CLASP’s “two-generation work,” which advances large-scale policy opportunities and system reforms that address the needs of children and parents together. She has written extensively about access to quality child care and early education for low-income families.
Ms. Matthews previously held policy analyst and senior policy analyst roles at CLASP and served as a senior advisor on child care policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2015. Prior to joining CLASP, she held research assistant positions at the National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations, the Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies, and Voices for America's Children. She also worked at Human Rights Watch. Ms. Matthews holds a bachelor's degree from The George Washington University, and a master's degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University.