About ICF
Rosaria Ribeiro
Vice President, Early Childhood Programs
Rose is an early care and education policy expert with more than 15 years of experience in project management, leadership and coordination, and child care assistance policies.
Rose is currently the Corporate Director for the Office of Child Care (OCC) contracts and has worked on multiple projects funded by the OCC. Her areas of expertise include early childhood systems building and financing and economic development analysis. Previously, Rose conducted extensive research on state and local tax and budget policies. As a graduate research assistant at Cornell University, she contributed to several projects on community economic development. Rose’s interest in early care and education, and her experience and knowledge of economic development and public finance, led her to work with Professor Mildred Warner on the Linking Economic Development and Child Care Research Project. As a research specialist for this project, Rose helped develop several publications that play a central role in the current debate about the economic impact of early care and education. Rose is the primary author of a methodology guide on estimating the impact of child care in the economy, which is currently used by state and local research teams to conduct such studies.
Education
  • M.R.P., City and Regional Planning, College of Arts, Architecture and Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2003
  • B.A., Latin American and Latino Studies, Merrill College, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 1999
Publications
  • Liu, Z.; Ribeiro, R.; & Warner, M. Comparing child care multipliers in the regional economy: Analysis from 50 states. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning, 2004.
  • Collins, Ray & Ribeiro, R. Toward an early care and education agenda for Hispanic children. Early Childhood Research and Practice [online] 6(2), Fall 2004.
  • Ribeiro, R., & Warner, M. Measuring the regional economic importance of early child care and education: The Cornell methodology guide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning, 2004.
  • Johnson, N., & Ribeiro, R. Severe state fiscal crisis may be worsening. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2003.
  • Zahradnik, R., & Ribeiro, R. Heavy weather: Are state rainy day funds working? Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2003.
  • Johnson, N.; Lav, I.J.; & Ribeiro, R. States are making deep budget cuts in response to the fiscal crisis. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2003.
  • Warner, M.; Ribeiro, R., & Smith, A.E. Addressing the affordability gap: Framing child care as economic development. Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 12(3), 294–313, 2003.