Active Term: 06/2023 - 06/2024
Areas of Expertise
Senior Director, Research
Child Care Aware of America
Dr. Clare Waterman joined Child Care Aware® of America in June 2022 as the Senior Director of Research. A highly experienced researcher and evaluator, she has 15 years of experience leading studies that guide early care and education leaders and policymakers in improving outcomes for children, families, and communities.
She brings extensive expertise in measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods, policy analysis, mixed methods evaluations, research-practitioner partnerships, and technical assistance. Her research focuses on identifying strategies to improve early childhood education. Before joining Child Care Aware® of America, Dr. Waterman served as a Research Scientist for Education Development Center, where she co-founded the Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) and led the Vermont Universal PreK Research Partnership and Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance for REL Northeast & Islands at EDC.
She received a Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and was an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Training Fellow from 2007–2011.