MK Falgout is a research assistant for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. She provides administrative and research support for the team’s research and advocacy efforts to shape early childhood legislation that creates a more just early childhood landscape.

Before joining American Progress, Falgout interned at the National Women’s Law Center, supporting advocacy efforts for the Child Care for Working Families Act. She served as a congressional intern for Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, during her final term. Falgout also brings direct service experience from her four years serving as a lead advocate and financial coach at the Community Empowerment Fund in Chapel Hill.

Falgout calls Durham, North Carolina, home and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in social and economic justice.

By MK Falgout
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State and Local Wins Illustrate National Demand for Early Learning InvestmentsCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2020
How the Child Care for Working Families Act Benefits Children With Disabilities and Their FamiliesCenter for American ProgressOctober 5, 2020
State Responses To Address the Shortage of Infant and Toddler Child CareCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2020
Costly and Unavailable: America Lacks Sufficient Child Care Supply for Infants and ToddlersCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2020
Governors Lead the Way in Responding to Child Care Needs Amid the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2020