• Hailey Heinz is the deputy director and a senior research scientist at the Cradle to Career Policy Institute.
  • Her work emphasizes New Mexico families and children, and the effectiveness of programs designed to support them.
  • She has particular expertise in early childhood education and care.
  • Recently, Heinz has served as principal investigator and or co-principal investigator on projects focused on family access to childcare assistance and nutrition programs, as well as research and evaluation for the First Born home visiting model.
  • Heinz utilizes a range of methods and approaches to support policymaking grounded in data and research.
  • She previously covered K-12 education for the Albuquerque Journal
  • Heinz enjoys communicating about research and policy in ways that are useful to families, policymakers, and community organizations.
  • Heinz holds a master's degree in political science from The University of New Mexico and is writing a doctoral dissertation in political science with a concentration in public policy. 

Areas of Interest
Early childhood education and care, children's support programs, first-born home visiting model, and childcare assistance and nutrition programs.

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