Nancy Kolben

CCI - Center for Children’s Initiatives - Executive Director

Nancy Kolben is the Executive Director of the Center for Children’s Initiatives (formerly Child Care, Inc.). During her time at CCI, she helped form the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), later serving as President. Under her leadership, CCI has played a major role in implementing Universal Pre-K in New York. It is also a founding co-convener of Winning Beginning New York and an active member of the New York Early Care and Learning Council. With a background in social work and community organizing, Nancy’s early care and learning career began 38 years ago as Director of Columbia University’s Child Care Project.