Mimi Howard

January 26th, 2018 | by admin

Mimi advises our partners in school districts, municipalities, states, foundations and nonprofit organizations on building systems to support children birth through eight years old. She researches and authors reports on emerging early learning issues including dual language learners, family friend and neighbor care, family engagement, principal leadership development, and early childhood assessment. A notable recent achievement was leading the team that developed a report on the role of libraries and museums in increasing understanding of brain development and executive function. Having started her career as a Head Start teacher, Mimi has worked both nationally and internationally, at the state, community and school levels, and has focused broadly on issues of both early education policy and practice. Her past positions include: National Head Start Fellow; Director, Early Learning Program, Education Commission of the States; Senior ECE Policy Analyst, University of Colorado; Director, Colorado Parents as First Teachers, Office of Governor Roy Romer; Co-Director, Early Childhood Laboratory, Colorado State University. Mimi holds an M.S. degree in Early Childhood Development from Colorado State University and a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado.