Amanda Hooke Perez
Amanda Perez is a Senior Advocacy Specialist for ZERO TO THREE.
As a Senior Advocacy Specialist, Amanda Perez works with the advocacy team to develop and implement advocacy campaigns on infant-toddler issues. Amanda contributes to a variety of written products from ZERO TO THREE’s Policy Center, and edits, produces, and writes for our bi-weekly policy newsletter, The Baby Monitor.
Amanda comes to her role with experience as an infant-toddler teacher supported by the Child Care Development Block Grant, an early interventionist under funding from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and sixteen years as a trainer and technical assistance provider with Early Head Start. She has particular expertise in attachment and the pivotal family role in child development and learning. In her current work, she is most interested in engaging families in grassroots advocacy for their young children and communities. Amanda has an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Early Intervention from the Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities.