Becky Harles

Associate Director of Early Childhood Initiatives

Becky Harles is a life-long Chicagoan. She has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector, mostly in the field of Early Childhood. After spending more than 5 years as a teacher in infant/toddler classrooms, she most recently worked for Erikson Institute conducting home visiting program evaluation.

At CEHD, Becky helps to guide the research team in their early childhood work by providing context and an understanding of the early childhood sector. With her dual interests in child development and policy, she is able to contribute a unique perspective.

Becky holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Miami University, an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She enjoys engaging in her many hobbies which include sewing, gardening and beekeeping.