Megan Pratt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Practice)
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2631 SW Campus Way

2631 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Academic interests: 

Megan Pratt coordinates the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership, which conducts research related to child care policy at the local and state levels. Dr. Pratt’s work focuses on understanding early learning at local, state, and national levels, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. She investigates child care and early learning from the perspectives of the child, family, and workforce. Her work also examines how early learning in both formal (eg child care) and informal, community settings (eg libraries) can best support families with young children.



OPB: Think Out Loud

For every childcare slot available in Oregon, there are at least eight infants and toddlers who need care. A new report from Oregon State University finds that every county in the state is a ‘childcare desert.’ We talk to Megan Pratt, the author of the new report, and Miriam Calderon, Early Learning System director at the Oregon Department of Education.

Listen to "Childcare In Oregon Is Expensive And Hard To Find" on Spreaker.

My Publications


Journal Article

S. T. Lipscomb, Schmitt, S. A., and Pratt, M. E., Professional Development Scholarships Increase Qualifications of Diverse Providers, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 232 - 249, 2015.
M. E. Pratt, Lipscomb, S. T., and Schmitt, S. A., The Effect of Head Start on Parenting Outcomes for Children Living in Non-parental Care, Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 24, no. 109454, pp. 2944 - 2956, 2015.


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