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Elanna S. Yalow; Knowledge Learning Corporation

Dr. Yalow is currently President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC), which operates nearly 1800 early childhood education centers in 39 states, including KinderCare Learning Centers and Knowledge Beginnings centers. In her capacity she is responsible for all facets of center operations, curriculum development and training, quality assurance, marketing and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and new center development. Prior to joining KLC, Dr. Yalow served as Project Director for numerous state and national level research and development projects in both educational assessment and health education for agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, and State Departments of Education in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Earlier still, she served as a lecturer in Research Methods, Statistics, and Measurement, at California State University, Long Beach, Health Sciences Department and in Educational Evaluation at the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Yalow has also served as a Teaching Fellow at the Stanford University School of Education. She has published extensively on issues related to education and health in journals including the Annual Review of Health Promotion and Education, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Educational Researcher, and the Handbook of Human of Human Intelligence. She has also made numerous presentations on issues related to assessment and evaluation in the education and health care arena at the American Psychological Association, Psychometric Society, National Council of Measurement in Education, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dr. Yalow holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the Stanford University School of Education, an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, CA, and a B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook.


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