Megan Carolan

Director of Policy Research at The Institute for Child Success

Megan is the Director of Policy Research at the Institute for Child Success, a nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children. She oversees the Institute’s policy research agenda, leads written projects, and communicates with a range of stakeholders in the early childhood world. Megan’s work focuses on early childhood policies; systems-based reform for the benefit of families; and a re-conceptualization of the role of extended family to improve child outcomes. Megan also supports ICS’s work on Pay for Success for early childhood.

Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and provided technical assistance to states through the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes. She holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy from Rutgers University and a Bachelors from Fairfield University in sociology and politics. She lives in the New York City area with her husband and toddler.