Holly Schindler
Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Family Studies and Educational Psychology


  • Behavior
  • Child development
  • Early learning
  • Mental health
  • Parent involvement

Holly Schindler is an assistant professor in early childhood and family studies and educational psychology at the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on how interventions and policies can best target family and school contexts during early childhood to prevent behavior problems and promote mental health in vulnerable populations of families. As part of her work in this area, she conducts meta-analyses using a comprehensive database that houses program evaluations of early childhood education, family support and health-based interventions conducted over the past five decades. In a complementary line of research, Schindler examines how family relationships during early childhood contribute to child and parent mental health and behavior, with an emphasis on the roles of fathers.