Kelvin Chan, Ph.D.

Kelvin Chan, Ph.D.
Dr. Chan was the Managing Director of Early Childhood at Robin Hood. He led the Foundation’s ambitious efforts to optimize birth outcomes, maternal health and early childhood development. Dr. Chan’s portfolio included the Fund for Early Learning, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic funds focused on optimizing brain development in infants and toddlers. Before joining Robin Hood, Dr. Chan was the director of early childhood development at the New York City Health Department. He also led a regulatory enforcement unit that promotes compliance in the lowest performing child care centers in the city. Dr. Chan’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral training in public health are from Brown, Columbia and Cambridge Universities, respectively. He also holds a master’s degree in comparative world religions from Harvard University and is also a proud graduate of Head Start.

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I Chose Child Care Aware of America this #GivingTuesday – Join me!

By Kelvin Chan, Ph.D. on November 27, 2023

As 2023 winds down, I’m reflecting on the past year, the awe-inspiring work Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA)has done and my gratitude to serve on the Board of Directors and share in this work. It is this community that makes our work to promote children's healthy development and learning through quality and accessible child care possible.  

Topics: Systems Building

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