Senior Associate, Early Childhood Policy
Ms. Rothermel’s work at Children Now focuses on projects in the arena of early childhood health and family support, including expanding voluntary home visiting programs, promoting developmental screenings and early intervention, and the development of a comprehensive statewide prenatal to three policy agenda.
Ms. Rothermel brings experience in systems-building, collaborative strategy, and implementation of evidence-based practice at a community scale. Before joining Children Now, Ms. Rothermel held positions within various early childhood systems and policy efforts in Colorado. She directed a Denver Metro area public-private collaboration working to improve early childhood outcomes for vulnerable children and families, and served as project coordinator for collective impact initiatives related to juvenile delinquency prevention, early childhood education quality, and mental health systems.
Ms. Rothermel has served on numerous early childhood task forces and leadership teams. Additionally, she has worked directly with parents and early childhood educators as a home visitor, as a community representative on a local Head Start Policy Council, and as a facilitator for both the Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers and the Parent Leadership Training Institute curricula in Colorado.
Ms. Rothermel holds a Master’s degree in Educational Policy & Practice from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont.