Rebecca Ullrich is a senior policy analyst with CLASP’s child care and early education team. Her work centers around improving access to quality child care and early education programs for young children in low-income families, with a particular focus on the intersection of immigration and early childhood policy. Ms. Ullrich has expertise in child development and qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis.Prior to CLASP, Ms. Ullrich was a policy analyst with the Center for American Progress’ early childhood team, where her research focused on the early childhood workforce and measures of quality in early care and education programs. She also worked on federal program evaluations related to Adult Basic Education, STEM education, and homelessness and provided technical assistance around policy development and data reporting as a research associate at Abt Associates in Bethesda, MD. Early in her career, Ms. Ullrich was a behavioral therapist for young children with autism and their families in Richmond, VA. Ms. Ullrich holds a master’s degree in applied developmental psychology from George Mason University as well as a bachelor’s degree in human development from Virginia Tech.