Susan Ochshorn is a writer, policy analyst, and a leading activist for education for the whole child. She works to integrate early childhood into the education reform conversation and to catalyze social change. A former journalist, with a degree in early childhood education and public policy from Bank Street College of Education, she has written for CNN Opinion, the Los Angeles Times, Education Week, and other publications. Susan blogs at ECE Policy Matters and at the Huffington Post, and is the author of Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy and Our Children. She’s working on a book about play.