Faculty & Staff

Monica Yudron, EdD

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education and Development, College of Education and Human Development


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Areas of Expertise

Formal programs of early childhood education and care; Social ecology of early childhood settings; Collaborations between Public Pre-K and Community-Based Pre-K; Contextually-appropriate teacher and leader development for early childhood education and care programs; Poverty and early childhood development


EdD, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
EdM, Harvard University
MA, The University of Texas at Austin
BS, Purdue University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Monica Yudron is an assistant professor of early childhood education and development in the College of Education and Human Development. She has 15 years of professional experience in a variety of education‐related fields including teaching, publishing, and state-level policy-making. Her research interests are centered on understanding formal programs of early childhood education and care as primary settings for intervening in the lives of young children facing a variety of poverty‐related risks. She is particularly interested in the ways that teacher capacities impact student learning and development. She has been a research fellow and data analyst for domestic and international school-based projects since 2007. Currently, she is a member of the interdisciplinary team evaluating the Preschool Expansion Grant activities in Massachusetts. She is also involved in a number of smaller-scale evaluation and implementation projects in urban early education settings.