Dr. Yalow is the Chief Academic Officer of Global Early Learning Programs at Knowledge Universe (KU), and Vice Chair, Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC). In her capacity she is responsible for supporting the global expansion of early childhood education programs, while supervising both government relations and the education departments. Previously Dr. Yalow served as President and Chief Operating Officer of KLC, which operates nearly 1800 early childhood education centers in 39 states, including KinderCare Learning Centers and Knowledge Beginnings centers. As President and COO, Dr. Yalow was responsible for center operations, curriculum development and training, quality assurance, marketing and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and new center development, supervising a total workforce of approximately 40,000 employees.
Prior to joining KLC, Dr. Yalow served as Project Director for numerous state and national level research and development projects in both educational assessment and health education for agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, and State Departments of Education in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. She also served as a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach and the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education, and as a Teaching Fellow at the Stanford University School of Education.
Dr. Yalow has published and presented extensively on issues related to education and health in publications including the Annual Review of Health Promotion and Education, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Educational Researcher, and the Handbook of Human Intelligence. She has served as a speaker on early childhood issues at the Milken Institute Global Conference, the Hechinger Institute Seminars on Education and the Media, the World Forum on Early Care and Education, the ISSA Conference on Early Childhood Education, and the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Conference. She has also made numerous presentations on issues related to assessment and evaluation in the education and health care arena at the American Psychological Association, Psychometric Society, National Council of Measurement in Education, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She is also the author of An Insider's Guide to Education for Parents, a blog for parents.
Dr. Yalow holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the Stanford University School of Education, an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Childhood Obesity Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Ellis University, and the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council and Busy Bees Nurseries.
Dr. Yalow is married and the mother of two sons. She is the daughter of Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and/or Medicine.