Sara Lauver

Associate Director

Early Learning Investment Commission

My mission is to lead and partner in the expansion of and access to high-quality early care and education for all children in Pennsylvania, and elevate the visibility of the needs of working families by finding solutions for tomorrow's thriving economy, by making investments in today's young children.

Bureau of Policy and Professional Development


Tara Dwyer
Director of Workforce Development

  • Worked with OCDEL and a cohort of Higher Education leaders to explore apprenticeship as an Early Education workforce strategy.
  • Organized a two-hour session with Dr. Mary Alice McCarthy from New America for an in-depth discussion into current design challenges and strategies.
  • Continue work to support and engage the business community in workforce strategies to support the Early Education workforce, as well as the broader workforce across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

+ Employment History


Associate Director

Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission
Harrisburg, PA


Director of Community Impact and Marketing

Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Sunbury, PA


Community Investment Director

Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Sunbury, PA

M.S., Leadership

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN

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