Leila Schochet is the research and advocacy manager for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Schochet’s research has focused on child care policy, as well as the intersections of child development and immigration, health, and public benefit programs. She also helps lead the team’s advocacy efforts in this role. Prior to joining American Progress, Schochet conducted research on increasing retention among early educators in child care centers across Vermont. She also interned at the Institute for Educational Leadership, where her work centered on communicating the importance of family and community engagement in education.

Schochet holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with minors in education studies and Spanish, from Middlebury College. She is originally from Princeton, New Jersey.

By Leila Schochet
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America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018Center for American ProgressDecember 6, 2018
HHS Plans to Strip Vital Programs of Funding to Hold More Immigrant Children in CustodyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2018
Proposed Bill Would Help American Families Afford Child CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2018
Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child DevelopmentCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2018
Head Start in Rural AmericaCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2018
The Trump Plan to Cut Benefit Programs Threatens ChildrenCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
A Compass for FamiliesCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the CountryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2018
Trump’s Attack on Immigrants Is Breaking the Backbone of America’s Child Care SystemCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2018
Imposing Medicaid Work Requirements Would Be Bad for Children’s Health TooCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2018
The Importance of Child Care Safety ProtectionsCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2017
Trump’s Plan for the Child Tax Credit Does Not Meet Working Families’ NeedsCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2017
Congress Just Let a Critical Home Visiting Program for Vulnerable Children and Families ExpireCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2017
2 Million Parents Forced to Make Career Sacrifices Due to Problems with Child CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2017
Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Harming American ChildrenCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2017
Home Visiting: A Common-Sense InvestmentCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2017
6 Policies to Support the Early Childhood WorkforceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2017
When President Trump Speaks, Our Children Are ListeningCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2017
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Child CareCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2016
Home Visiting 101Center for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2016