Tiffany Ferrette is a senior policy analyst with CLASP’s child care and early education team. She has expertise from practice, research, and policy in early care and education systems, racial equity, child wellbeing, technical assistance, and project management. Tiffany’s work at CLASP focuses on state child care and early education technical assistance, disciplinary practices in early care and education settings, and early education. She is also a contributing author and editor of the “Handbook of Research on Innovative Approaches to Childhood Development and School Readiness.”
Prior to joining CLASP, Tiffany was a policy analyst at the National Governors Association (NGA). At NGA, she supported the nation’s governors on early care and education, school safety and prevention, and human services policies. She managed state technical assistance on issues of early care and education and published pieces on child care, health and home visiting, early childhood integration efforts, indicators and measurements, and high-quality preschool.
Prior to NGA, Tiffany worked directly with children and families in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School program as a classroom teacher, coach, assistant site coordinator, and trainer. Tiffany also taught in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright scholar and has supported research efforts on universal Pre-K in New York City. Tiffany received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Spanish from Villanova University and earned a master’s degree in education policy from Teachers College, Columbia University.