Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist
Karin Garver is an Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist at NIEER. Her research interests are in national and state early education policy trends, preschool special education, data systems, systems integration, and public program finance. Karin works on NIEER projects such as the State of Preschool Yearbook, Preschool Cost of Quality and Revenue, and several other projects related to early childhood policy and finance. Before coming to NIEER, Karin spent almost 16 years with the New Jersey Department of Education, where she served as Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, and in several positions within the Division of Early Childhood Education. She has an M.A. in education policy and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in early childhood education policy.