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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.

Team

Sarah Rock

Advisor on Trauma Practices

Sarah Rock JD is a former child abuse and neglect attorney, now working in prevention and early intervention. Sarah has many years of experience working in early childhood on policy…

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Maritza Lozano

CQI Faculty

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

Facilitator and Coach

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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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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Benjamin Cooper

CQI Faculty

Dr. Benjamin Cooper is an advocate, researcher, and educator who is committed to improving life outcomes for traditionally underserved students. He is currently an Associate at the Carnegie Foundation for…

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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

Catherine Miller

Curriculum Lead

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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Marcia Durst

Meeting Planner

Marcia brings 20+ years of meeting management experience to the Early Intel team. She manages the onsite aspects of the Quality Improvement Summits and provides strategic logistical direction for the…

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Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell

Facilitator and Coach

Larry Campbell has made a thirty-year career in human services, the most recent thirteen managing and serving as Executive Director of large Head Start programs with budgets over $15 million.…

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Our Values

Care

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

Inquiry

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

Equity

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

Rigor

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

Michigan Head Start Association

Mosaic Network

Neighborhood House (Seattle)

Pacific Clinics

Region 9 Head Start Association

Sacramento Training and Employment Agency 

Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities

Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP

Wu Yee Children’s Services

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