The Challenge Advisors represent expertise in technology, early childhood health, development, programming, and policy. Advisors provide guidance for all aspects of the Challenge, including conceptualization of phases, development of evaluation criteria, and will review submissions received. A federal selection committee will make all final decisions regarding the winners of each phase.


Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas
Senior Scientist
Public Sector Account Executive
LENA Research Foundation
Director of Development
Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas
Professor, Senior Scientist, and Director
Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Sesame Workshop
Executive Director
Children’s Hospital, Oakland
Pediatric Specialist
Urban Institute
Senior Research Associate
The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Senior Vice President, Research and Policy Initiatives
National Head Start Association
Executive Director