Expertise: Early childhood

Katie Hamm is the vice president of Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Hamm worked as a program examiner at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on federal child care and early education programs, including the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Child Care and Development Fund, and the Head Start program. Her work focused on developing budget proposals to strengthen the quality and access to early childhood programs. She also worked on international issues in early childhood while on detail to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Earlier in her career, Hamm worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research on child care and early education issues.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

By Katie Hamm
The Coronavirus Will Make Child Care Deserts Worse and Exacerbate InequalityCenter for American ProgressJune 22, 2020
Valuing Women’s Caregiving During and After the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2020
Governors Lead the Way in Responding to Child Care Needs Amid the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2020
The Economics of Caregiving for Working MothersCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2019
America, It’s Time to Talk About Child CareCase for Child CareOctober 7, 2019
Child Care for All: A Blueprint for StatesThe Century FoundationAugust 8, 2019
Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant MortalityCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2019
Families and Educators Benefit from Congress’ Increase in Child Care FundingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2019
The government shutdown closed my child careMomsRising.orgJanuary 11, 2019
America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018Center for American ProgressDecember 6, 2018
Newly Elected Governors Support Expanding Early Childhood ProgramsCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2018
Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2018
The Trump Plan to Cut Benefit Programs Threatens ChildrenCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
The Child Care for Working Families Act Will Boost Employment and Create JobsCenter for American ProgressDecember 7, 2017
The House GOP Tax Bill Does Not Address Child Care Affordability Center for American ProgressNovember 8, 2017
The Cost of Inaction on Universal PreschoolCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2017
Trump’s Plan for the Child Tax Credit Does Not Meet Working Families’ NeedsCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2017
Trump Pushes Massive Tax Cut for Multimillionaires over Child Care for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2017
Ivanka Trump’s Report Card on Women’s and Working Families’ IssuesCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
A Blueprint for Child Care ReformCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2017
Mapping America’s Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2017
7 Policies that Women Who Work Need Right NowMediumMay 3, 2017
5 Questions the Trump Administration Needs to Answer on Child CareCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2017
Trump’s Child Care Plan Doesn’t Help the Families that Won Him the ElectionCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2017
6 Policies to Support the Early Childhood WorkforceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2017
Mapping Our Child Care DesertsSpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityFebruary 1, 2017
Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2016
Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts?childcaredeserts.orgOctober 27, 2016
Underpaid and UnequalCenter for American ProgressAugust 26, 2016
State Examples of the Hidden Cost of a Failing Child Care SystemCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child CareCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
Paying It ForwardCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2015
How a High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit Would Benefit Millennial FamiliesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015
A New Vision for Child Care in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2015
Child Care Got Left BehindU.S. News & World ReportJuly 21, 2015
How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood EducationCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2015
Emerging State and Community Strategies to Improve Infant and Toddler ServicesCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2015
Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler ProgramsCenter for American ProgressOctober 15, 2014
The Importance of Early Childhood Programs for Women on the BrinkCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2014
Is a New Federal Early Learning Initiative Duplicative?Center for American ProgressMarch 27, 2014
What the House Budget Committee Report Got Right and Wrong About Early Childhood EducationCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2014
Cuts to the Child Care Subsidy System Force Parents and Providers to Make Difficult ChoicesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 6, 2014
The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of ColorCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2013
Who’s Not Going Back to School?Center for American ProgressAugust 28, 2013
The Top 10 Myths About PreschoolCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2013