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Sarah Siegel Muncey is Co-President and Chief Innovation Officer at Neighborhood Villages, which she co-founded with Lauren Birchfield Kennedy. In her role, Muncey works closely with Neighborhood Villages’ community of early education and care providers, teachers, program partners, families, and children to imagine what a functional child care system could be. To demonstrate proof of concept, Muncey designs and implements innovative, scalable solutions to some of the biggest challenges plaguing our current, broken system. Whether designing operational infrastructure for child care centers, clearing pathways to credentialing for early educators, or strengthening support systems for children and families, Muncey’s expertise is overcoming systemic challenges with systems-oriented solutions.

A recognized leader in her community and field, Muncey is active in political organizing in her community. Muncey graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and holds a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

Child care in America has always been broken – it’s never been adequately valued, funded, or even understood. The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that this can’t continue. It’s time for change and change needs to happen now. That’s why Neighborhood Villages conceived and funded No One is Coming to Save Us, a podcast created and produced with Lemonada Media. No One is Coming to Save Us tells the story of the child care crisis in America and sheds light on the challenges faced not only by parents, but by providers and early educators, too. Most importantly, it spotlights solutions for how, together, we build a child care system that actually works – for everyone. 


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