“Every child should have the chance to fulfill their potential. Investing in programs and policies that support young children and their families is a moral good, a social imperative, and essential to our future.”
Stephanie Schmit is the director of CLASP's child care and early education team. Her work is focused on quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, state technical assistance, and federal and state policy analysis. Ms. Schmit has expertise in home visiting, data analysis, and state and federal child care and early education policy. Prior to joining CLASP, she worked at the National Center for Parents as Teachers in St. Louis, focusing on policy and advocacy for young children. Additionally, she worked in direct practice doing home visits through an early childhood program in Cincinnati, OH. Ms. Schmit has a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in social work—with a concentration in children, youth and families—from Washington University.