Beth Meloy

Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst

Beth Meloy co-leads the Early Childhood Learning team. She is the lead author of Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers and co-author of Building an Early Learning System That Works: Next Steps for California. Her work focuses on policy and practice to improve early care and education opportunities for all children in California and nationwide. Previously she worked in the Office of Head Start where she contributed to the wholesale revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (Birth to Five). Prior to her tenure at Head Start, she worked as an Education Policy Advisor to Senator Al Franken. 

Meloy received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Georgetown University, an M.P.P. from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.