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Dr. Chrishana M. Lloyd Joins the ParentChild+ Board of Directors


ParentChild+ is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chrishana M. Lloyd, a nationally recognized Early Childhood researcher, to its Board of Directors.  Tai Chang Terry, President of the ParentChild+ Board welcomed Dr. Lloyd to the Board noting, “She is an expert in the field of early childhood, with a particular interest in home visiting and supporting quality child care.  We very much look forward to her contributions to our organization and the field, particularly as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.”

Lloyd is a Senior Research Scientist for Child Trends, a nonpartisan research center that conducts research on children, children’s families, child well-being, and other factors affecting children’s lives. She is an expert on the implementation of interventions to support healthy early childhood development, with a particular focus on the integration of practice, research, and policy to inform and support best practices in early childhood care and education.

Beginning her career as a family counselor and pediatric social worker with culturally diverse populations, Dr. Lloyd now serves as a primary investigator and lead implementation researcher on large scale research projects. She previously served as a Senior Program Officer at the Nicholson Foundation, where she worked closely with practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to bring high-quality early childhood interventions to scale in the state of New Jersey.

“We are so honored to have the opportunity to work more closely with Dr. Lloyd.  The Board and staff will benefit greatly from her expertise and creative thinking as we work together to identify the new and best ways home visiting can support communities, families with young children, and family child care providers,” observed Sarah Walzer, CEO of ParentChild+.

In addition to her research and clinical experience, Lloyd also serves as a member of a number of federal and state early childhood research work groups and has worked as a consultant and trainer for social service agencies, including the internationally recognized Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the National Association of Social Workers.

Lloyd is the author of over 25 publications and holds a PhD in Individual and Family Studies from the University of Delaware, a Master of Social Work from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University.

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Media Contact:
Ricardo Abreu, ParentChild+ Development & Communications Assistant
Phone: 516.883.7480 Email: rabreu@parentchildplus.org

About ParentChild+
ParentChild+ focuses on bridging the opportunity gap by supporting school readiness for families living in communities furthest from opportunity. Through an international network of program sites, ParentChild+ works one-on-one with families to prepare children for school and life success. Highly trained Early Learning Specialists visit twice-weekly to model reading, conversation, and play activities designed to support parent-child interaction. Since 1965, ParentChild+ has been assisting local partners in replicating and expanding this proven program, supporting children on a path to equal possibilities from the start and strengthening families and communities. For more information please visit www.parentchildplus.org.

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