Patricia Del Grosso

Patricia Del Grosso

Principal Researcher
  • Early childhood education programs and systems
  • Home visiting programs
  • Home-based child care
  • Child care quality rating and improvement systems
Focus Areas
  • Early Childhood
  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Early Childhood Systems
  • Systematic Evidence Reviews
  • Human Services
About Patricia

Patricia Del Grosso has expertise in evaluating early childhood education programs and systems, including early care and education services for infants and toddlers, home visiting programs, home-based child care, and child care quality rating and improvement systems.

Del Grosso directs the national descriptive study of Early Head Start-child care partnerships. She also plays a key role in the national cross-site evaluation of the Regional Partnership Grants, which fund evidence-based services and programs designed to increase the well-being and enhance the safety of children who are in or at risk of out-of-home placements as a result of a parent or caretaker’s substance abuse. She has contributed to the implementation study and provides evaluation technical assistance to grantees. Her experience conducting systematic reviews includes reviewing implementation research literature on early childhood home visiting models and identifying and reviewing emerging models of infant/toddler early care and education services that are compelling to the field, but do not yet have a strong evidence base.

Del Grosso joined Mathematica in 2004. She presents her research at academic conferences, including the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, and publishes in journals such as Early Childhood Research Quarterly and the American Journal of Public Health. Del Grosso holds an M.S. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Key Projects
Latest News
  • Special Issue Provides Comprehensive Look at QRIS Research

    Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) have become a key tool for states to assess, improve, and promote quality in their early care and education programs. A new theme issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly, co-edited by Mathematica senior fellow Kimberly Boller and her colleagues, Steve...

Related Case Studies
  • HomVEE Literature Review Identifies Effective Home Visiting Programs

    The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allocated $1.5 billion over five years for the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) to establish home visiting programs for at-risk pregnant women and children up to age 5. As a requirement in the law, 75 percent...