Dr. Friedman-Krauss’s research focuses on (1) unpacking impacts of early education interventions, (2) early education quality, and (3) the cognitive and social-emotional development of low-income children. Combining these areas of interest, she has worked on a variety of research projects prior to rejoining NIEER including exploring the bidirectional influences between child behavior problems, classroom quality, and teacher stress in preschool classrooms; the effects of educational instability in children’s cognitive and self-regulation skills; and the relation between poverty-related risk and school readiness. She has also focused on her research on improving measurement of early education quality and its relation to children’s learning in the context of center-based programs. Dr. Friedman-Krauss recently received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU. She was an IES-Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training Fellow. While at NYU, Dr. Friedman-Krauss was part of the Secondary Analysis of Variation in Impacts center that was funded by ACF to reanalyze the Head Start Impact Study.
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