Mav Pardee was program manager for the Children’s Investment Fund from 2006 until she retired in September 2015. The Fund is a statewide technical assistance and facilities financing organization serving early childhood and out-of-school time programs in Massachusetts.
Before joining the Fund, Mav spent 12 years as president of Mills & Pardee, a consulting firm that developed child care support for families, ranging from tuition assistance programs to work-site centers. As part of that practice, she also worked on program start-up, evaluation, and quality improvement for community-based programs.
Early in her career, Mav co-founded and directed the Child Care Resource Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first resource and referral organization in the country. In addition, she spent four years developing technology services for the child care field and taught courses on mentoring and leadership for Wheelock College.
As she retires from the field, Mav Pardee of Children’s Investment Fund reflects on the importance of creating high-quality, supportive environments for early childhood learning.