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Brooke Rumper

Pronouns: She/Her

Brooke has expertise in creating equitable early learning experiences, particularly with dual-language learners and in STEM education.

As a research scientist at NORC, Brooke focuses on study design, data collection management, and quantitative analyses. Her substantive expertise centers on early educational settings for children from birth to five, extending from center-based to home-based care in state and federal programs including Head Start.

Brooke currently uses her quantitative skills to evaluate the effectiveness of a preschool curriculum, which is designed with supports for dual-language learners (DLL). She also manages data cleaning and analysis for the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Before joining NORC, Brooke’s research focused on creating equitable learning experiences for young children from low-income households, including DLL children. Brooke also contributed to studies on early science, language, and social-emotional interventions, seeking to drive high-quality interactions between children and their adult caregivers in home and school settings.



University of Miami


Tufts University


University of Virginia

Honors & Awards

NSF Quantitative Methods Scholar | 2021

National Science Foundation and University of Maryland

Head Start Dissertation Scholar | 2018

Administration for Children & Families