Research Leadership Team

Matthew Henry, Chief Information Officer

Matthew Henry is Chief Information Officer for Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA). Prior to coming CCAoA, Henry spent 13 years at Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas, as Chief Information Officer and Dean of Innovative Education. His responsibilities included the University Library, University online curriculum and educational technology, and the Information Technology Department. Henry also created Minecraft summer camps that not only provided children a fun experience but also used technology to build leadership skills. With more than 40 years of experience in information technology, Henry has served as chair of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a national information technology group that serves private, faith-based schools, and as eCommittee Chair at Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, a nonprofit association that is the voice for Texas’ fully accredited private colleges and universities.

Henry joined Child Care Aware® of America in April 2019.

Dr. Clare Waterman, Senior Director of Research

Dr. Clare Waterman joined Child Care Aware® of America in June 2022 as the Senior Director of Research. A highly experienced researcher and evaluator, she has 15 years of experience leading studies that guide early care and education leaders and policymakers in improving outcomes for children, families, and communities. She brings extensive expertise in measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods, policy analysis, mixed methods evaluations, research-practitioner partnerships, and technical assistance. Her research focuses on identifying strategies to improve early childhood education. Before joining Child Care Aware® of America, Dr. Waterman served as a Research Scientist for Education Development Center, where she co-founded the Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) and led the Vermont Universal PreK Research Partnership and Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance for REL Northeast & Islands at EDC. She received a Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and was an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Training Fellow from 2007–2011.

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