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Diane Early, PhD

Diane Early

Research Associate
Clinical and Social Psychology Department
University of Rochester


Dr. Early is an expert in early childhood care and education in the United States. For 10 years, she served as a researcher at FPG Child Development Institute (at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), one of the nation's leading child development research and outreach organizations. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar with FPG and a Research Associate in the Clinical and Social Psychology Department at the University of Rochester. Dr. Early has led several projects investigating classroom quality, teacher preparation and practices, and children’s academic and social outcomes in a variety of early care and education settings, and her research has been published in the top peer-reviewed journals related to early care and education. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Colorado.