Sara Vecchiotti
Chief Program Officer


  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher workforce
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher support
  • Teacher effectiveness

Sara Vecchiotti is the Chief Program Officer at the Foundation for Child Development and is responsible for program and grant development and monitoring and communications. Prior to this position, Dr. Vecchiotti served as the Chief Operating Officer for Lutheran Social Services of New York, overseeing all social service programs. Dr. Vecchiotti has also held several leadership positions at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services within the Division of Early Care and Education. Dr. Vecchiotti has completed the Society for Research in Child Development Congressional Fellowship in the Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman working on early care and education policy and the Executive Branch Fellowship in the Office of Child Care at the United States Department of Health and Human Services in the Administration for Children and Families. She has also held fellowships at the Foundation for Child Development, Yale Child Study Center, Columbia University, Teachers College and the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Vecchiotti holds a doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University and law degree from New York Law School.