Pritay Washington, a highly experienced trainer and manager, supports early childhood and out-of-school time programs in improving the quality of services for children, youth, and families. She has expertise in providing technical assistance, fostering effective virtual and in-person learning experiences, and guiding the use of reflective practice and Brazelton’s Touchpoints model.

Washington is a training and technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment led by EDC. She serves as co-chair of EDC’s Afro Diaspora Employee Resource Group and advances EDC’s Implicit Bias training initiative. She is also a member of the National Black Child Development Institute.

A published author, Washington has blogged about the importance of dance in African American culture and strategies to address mental health in the Black community. Prior to joining EDC, she held management roles in Head Start and Early Head Start programs and served as a consultant specializing in early childhood quality improvement.

Washington holds a BA in Human Services from National Louis University and a graduate certificate in Public Management from Indiana University Northwest.