Ashley Kopack Klein
Human Services

Ashley Kopack Klein

Senior Researcher

Ashley Kopack Klein is a senior researcher who focuses on early childhood. Her experience includes training in child assessments, observational measures, and data use; creating professional development tools for early childhood educators; and developing measures.

Since joining Mathematica in 2009, Kopack Klein has worked on a range of projects in early childhood and education. Currently, she serves as the deputy project director for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (FACES 2019), a nationally representative study of Head Start programs, classrooms, children, and families. She also serves as the deputy project director for American Indian and Alaska Native FACES 2019 (AI/AN FACES 2019), a nationally representative study of Region XI AI/AN Head Start programs in tribal communities. In addition, she directs a project focused on responding to data users’ questions about the FACES and AI/AN FACES studies. She helped develop a child care observation tool, the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT), to fill a gap in the availability of measures appropriate for assessing the quality of interactions between non-parental caregivers and infants and toddlers in child care settings. Since the development of the Q-CCIIT, there has been growing interest in its use. Kopack Klein currently directs the project Supporting the Sustainability of the Q-CCIIT Observation Tool (Q-CCIIT Forward), which aims to support the sustainability and dissemination of the Q-CCIIT.

Kopack Klein holds an M.A. in sociology from the Catholic University of America.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Training in Child Assessments and Observational Measures
  • Head Start
Focus Area Topics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Early Childhood
  • Child Development
  • Professional Development
  • Quality Measurement
  • Human Services

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