Cristina Novoa is a senior policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Most recently, she worked as a researcher on a range of early childhood issues at SRI International. Prior to joining American Progress, she completed fellowships at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and in the office of Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY).

Novoa studied developmental psychology and public policy, specializing in the academic and behavioral development of children from immigrant families. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University.

By Cristina Novoa
How Child Care Disruptions Hurt Parents of Color MostCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2020
Home Visiting: A Lifeline During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2020
The U.S. Coronavirus Response Must Meet Health Workers’ Child Care NeedsCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2020
The Child Care Crisis Causes Job Disruptions for More Than 2 Million Parents Each YearCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2020
Latina moms in Nevada: Half your income is too much to pay for child careReno Gazette-JournalFebruary 13, 2020
Ensuring Healthy Births Through Prenatal SupportCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2020
The Child Care Crisis Disproportionately Affects Children With DisabilitiesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2020
Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health OutcomesCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2019
Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health OutcomesCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2019
Interactive: Exploring Infant Health Outcomes Across Race and Ethnicity and by StateCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2019
How Universal Home Visiting Models Can Support Newborns and Their FamiliesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2019
5 Revelations From Children in Border Patrol FacilitiesCenter for American ProgressJuly 3, 2019
When Parents Can’t Find Summer Child Care, Their Work SuffersCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2019
Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant MortalityCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2019
Trump’s border wall won’t help migrant children. All his immigration policies do is harm themNBC NewsJanuary 13, 2019
Early Childhood Agenda for Governors in 2019Center for American ProgressDecember 13, 2018
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
Trump Administration’s Proposed MATS Rollback Is Direct Attack on Women and ChildrenCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2018
American Indian and Alaska Native Maternal and Infant Mortality: Challenges and OpportunitiesCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2018
Why Summer Programs Are Critical for Children’s DevelopmentMomsRisingJune 13, 2018
Families Can Expect to Pay 20 Percent of Income on Summer Child CareCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2018
The Trump Plan to Cut Benefit Programs Threatens ChildrenCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
5 Recent Environmental Safety Changes Threatening Children’s HealthCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2018
Echoes of Katrina: Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and TraumaCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2018
Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Home Visiting Programs Are Proven, Cost-Effective WinnersInside SourcesMarch 8, 2018
Exploring African Americans’ High Maternal and Infant Death RatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2018
Suspensions Are Not SupportCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2018
While Congress Cuts Taxes, Children and Families Are Left Without Health Insurance and Support ServicesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2018
Some Children Left BehindU.S. News & World ReportNovember 15, 2017
The Cost of Inaction on Universal PreschoolCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2017
Hurricane Maria’s Effects on Young Children in Puerto RicoCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2017
Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal ResponseCenter for American ProgressOctober 12, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Children Need Our HelpRealClearPolicyOctober 6, 2017
Home Visiting Programs Are Vital for Maternal and Infant HealthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2017
Trump’s Cuts to Lead Abatement Programs Will Hurt Children MostCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2017