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Carol Gant

Carol Gant

Carol Gant

Senior Early Childhood Equity Specialist

Carol  Gant works as a part of the Together Juntos team in providing Technical Assistance and Training to assist the state of Maryland Department of Education in their efforts to improve early childhood services and outcomes. Carol has over 20 years’ experience in the field of early childhood special education. After starting her career as an early childhood special education teacher, Carol went on to serve as the Early Head Start and Head Start Special Education Program Coordinator for Johns Hopkins Hospital/ Department of Pediatrics and Educare of Washington DC. She later joined Bowie State University as Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education and Bethany College as Assistant Professor of Special Education. 

 Carol joined The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) in 2013 where she served as a Regional Field Specialist in the Migrant and Seasonal Program Branch of the Federal Office of Head Start Head and transitioned to the same position at the National Center for Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL) in 2015 when the contract shifted from the University of Washington to Zero to Three. Carol’s primary responsibilities were to support the Office of Head Start (OHS) staff in improving their efforts to put research-based concepts into everyday practice in Head Start programs, to deliver  training and technical assistance,  provide consultation on using data collection and analysis to make changes that improve child outcomes in support of school readiness and to provide oversight of grantees to assess program performance to ensure federal school readiness requirements were met. 

 Carol holds a BS Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University and a Masters of Education from Bowie State University with a concentration in Special Education. Carol completed her doctoral coursework in Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Maryland and is ABD. 

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