Kristen Kerr

Kristen is the Executive Director of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, (NYSAEYC), a membership association for early childhood professionals.  She first joined NYSAEYC as Public Policy Coordinator and as a longtime member of the association, brings more than 20 years of experience as an early care and education professional. She represented NYSAEYC as co-convener of the Winning Beginning NY coalition, served as a member of the QUALITYstarsNY design group and co-chaired the workgroup responsible for development and implementation of the New York State Early Learning Guidelines, published in 2012.  She currently serves as co-chair of the Work Force Development Work Group for the Early Childhood Advisory Council.