Scott Moore
Executive Director


  • Child development
  • Cognition and brain development
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Innovative professional development
  • Language acquisition
  • Low-income students
  • Preschool
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Teacher quality

Scott Moore is executive director of Kidango, the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest early learning organization. Previously, Moore was chief policy advisor for Early Edge California, where he designed the policy that established the new transitional kindergarten grade and the consolidated California State Preschool Program. These policy victories increased preschool access to more than 170,000 children a year. In 2014, Moore served as a senior fellow at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, he was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as the executive director of the California Early Learning Advisory Council. Moore received his bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA and his master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.