Katherine A. Beckmann is the Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Health and Development within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood at the Administration for Children and Families.
Katherine A. Beckmann is the Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Health and Development within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood at the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and
Human Services. As the lead health advisor, she works to coordinate, integrate, and implement early childhood health and development policies and initiatives across Head Start, child care, Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.
Dr. Beckmann received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Columbia University and focused on issues of toxic stress during pregnancy and later child outcomes. She is particularly interested in the intersection of child development, disease prevention, and health promotion to better prepare young children for lifelong education. She earned her B.A. in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and M.P.H. in Health Policy and Administration at Yale University.
Blog Post List
May 12, 2014
As a parent of a 13-month-old, my son is already the embodiment of what I hope for most; William is happiness and light personified. I am constantly amazed at how quickly he changes in appearance and ability. I know his father and I will support him as he endeavors to reach milestones throughout his young life and into adulthood. And I know we will celebrate these moments within the unique context that is William. The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have partnered to launch Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! , a coordinated effort to encourage developmental and behavioral...