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About Us

Our Mission

Early Intel’s mission is to improve outcomes for young children and families, by supporting program leaders with data and professional development. We accomplish this through a three part strategy:

  • Organize the metrics and analytics that enable programs to understand their quality opportunities; 
  • Provide training and support for programs to implement continuous quality improvement; and
  • Facilitate and staff a learning community of program leaders to identify bright spots and advance the practice of CQI.

Programs collect a wealth of data. Early Intel provides the analytics, processes and support to mine this treasure and to act on it to improve the lives of children and families.


Dr. Marilyn Hosea

Organizational Learning Lead

Dr. Marilyn Hosea resides in Denver with her beloved COVID-19 companion, Berkeley, the Goldendoodle. She is a fourth-generation African American Coloradoan—with family roots and ties in Denver, Pueblo, and Walsenburg,…

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Kristen Hayes

Management Training Lead

Kristen Hayes is an independent management consultant, supporting school districts, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and cities/counties with managing federal and state grant- funded programs that provide critical education, health,…

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Rebecca Colina Neri

CQI Advisor and Coach

Rebecca Colina Neri is an educational consultant and Assistant Professor of the Learning Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her work focuses on the intersections of race, culture, trauma, and learning…

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Kimberly Leon-Grey

Membership & Program Manager

Kimberly Leon-Grey currently works in program management and logistics but has formerly served as a case manager and training coordinator in the mental health arena. She has experience working with mentally…

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Youlanda Upkins

Facilitator and Consultant

As a seasoned Early Childhood Development professional, Youlanda combines her passion and talents for connecting people to learning and pathways to thrive. She has worked in grassroots community organizations serving…

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Maritza Lozano

Curriculum Lead and Coach

Dr. Maritza Lozano is a researcher and educator committed to the design of environments that support equitable learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Currently an Assistant Professor in the…

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Cathe Kuker

Coach and Trainer

Cathe Kuker currently serves as an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Adjunct Professor at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, teaching, guiding, and supporting cohorts of non-traditional students in on-line settings…

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John Hall

Coaching Lead

John Hall is an Assistant Professor of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University. Dr. Hall studies the organization of school…

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April Morris

April Morris

Analytics Lead and Trainer

April Morris is a founding partner of CCR Analytics. Prior to starting CCR Analytics in 2006, April was a Senior Data Analyst at child care non-profits Crystal Stairs and Child…

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Peter Huffaker

Peter Huffaker

Analytics Lead and Trainer

Peter Huffaker is a founding partner of CCR Analytics, a company that specializes in helping early education agencies get the most value from the data they collect.  He has a…

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Pamm Shaw

Pamm Shaw

Facilitator and Coach

Pamm Shaw is the Vice President of Strategic Funding and Partnerships for the YMCA of the East Bay. Formerly the Director of their early childhood programs (Head Start, Early Head…

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Catherine Miller

CQI Advisor and Coach

Dr. Catherine Miller is a researcher and teacher focused on the early literacy needs of minority and low-income children. Her work in Head Start began in the Oakland School District…

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Amity Armstrong

Amity Armstrong

Admin and Bookkeeping

Amity brings 20 years of problem solving experience to Early Intel’s administrative support and bookkeeping. She has built and run effective data, bookkeeping, social media, and management systems for consultants…

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Rick Mockler

Rick Mockler

Principal & Founder

Rick launched Early Intel after serving as Chief Quality Improvement Officer for the National Head Start Association. At NHSA he staffed the Monitoring Redesign Task Force which informed the overhaul…

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Our Values


Care and commitment to children, families, and the staff serving them is at the foundation of our work.


Alongside the programs we serve, we are always asking “how can we improve child and family outcomes?”


We work to ensure that every child participates in high quality education and services, regardless of family income, language, culture or disability.


The only way to know if one is improving is through measurement, thoughtfully and with discipline.

What Our Clients Say

Our Clients

Early Intel’s training conferences have drawn participants from hundreds of Head Start programs, from nearly every state in the country. Listed below, however, is a short list of clients who have engaged us for consulting, data analytics or deeper training and learning community services:

Alaska Rural CAP

Attendance Works

Child Start, Inc.

Kitsap Community Resources

Long Beach USD

First Start Partnerships for Children and Families

Davis School District Head Start

Adams County Head Start

Michigan Head Start Association

Mosaic Network

Neighborhood House (Seattle)

Pacific Clinics

Region 9 Head Start Association

Merced County Office of Education

Community Action of Allegan County

The Unity Council

Sacramento Training and Employment Agency 

Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities

Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP

Wu Yee Children’s Services

Child Advocates of Blair County

Institute for Human and Social Development, Inc.

Total Community Action, Inc

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