Charlie Rosemond

Advisor, Early Childhood

Charlie Rosemond

Birth through age five is a pivotal developmental period for children. They deserve early childhood policies and practices that are informed by high-quality data and evidence.

Charlie helps lead DQC’s expansion into early childhood by building the organization’s expertise in early childhood data, systems, and policy and growing its presence in the field.

Prior to joining DQC, Charlie staffed and strategized for the Illinois Longitudinal Data System and other integrated data projects in Illinois, with a focus on early childhood. Most recently, he conducted implementation research for a math education nonprofit as part of the Strategic Data Project Fellowship through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. He is also a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum.

Based in Chicago, Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the City University of New York.

Who are your education heroes?   Classroom teachers and early childhood educators and care providers

Tell us a data use story that you love. I appreciated contributing to efforts in Illinois to integrate Head Start data with data from preschool, child care, and other state-funded services. Head Start plays an integral role in the early childhood ecosystem, but its federal funding and reporting structure has historically hindered data integration and use. After years of stops and starts, this work is now coming to fruition in Illinois, which will ultimately benefit the state’s children, their families, and those who serve them.

Who is the most inspirational person you’ve heard speak? Marian Wright Edelman