Welcome to Schaefer Consulting

Schaefer Consulting provides policy, research, and advocacy services on early childhood education and other child and family issues for nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

Specializing in:

  • Policy Research: synthesizing the latest research evidence, statistics, program data and stakeholder input to inform policy decisions.
  • Policy Advocacy: providing information, analysis and support to federal and state advocacy campaigns, including reports, briefs, action alerts, bill summaries and analyses.
  • Training and Technical Assistance: developing and delivering trainings for advocacy professionals and early childhood educators to equip them with new knowledge and skills. MSDE-Approved Trainer for Core of Knowledge (COK) and continued education child care trainings.
  • Bridging Research and Policy: translating technical research information into more user-friendly language and formats to reach a broader audience.


Please contact Stephanie at schaefer.research (at) gmail (dot) com or 240-441-3280 to learn more about her consulting services or discuss how she may be able to assist you.

Stephanie’s consulting practice is based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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