Colleen Murphy

Vice President, Early Childhood Knowledge Navigator

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Colleen Murphy oversees the development and launch of the vibrant online knowledge network. The goal of the network is to expediate progress in the field by fostering greater connection and knowledge sharing in the early childhood education community.

Having spent over 25 years in early childhood programs and systems at the local, state and national levels, Colleen has provided technical assistance to communities and states in topics such as systems building and the collection, use, analysis and visualization of data. Most recently, she served as the Early Childhood Program Director at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ).

Colleen holds master’s degrees in infant and early childhood development, as well as organizational behavior and management, and is completing her doctorate in infant and early childhood development. Colleen currently serves on the Early Relational Health Advisory Team, which advances early relational health across child health, early childhood systems and communities.

Colleen lives in Bountiful, Utah, with her husband, Steven. She has three daughters—Brittany, Madison and Aliza—and is proud grandmother to Kilian James.