Juliet Bromer is currently the principal investigator of the Evaluation of the Family Child Care Specialist Training Project and the Evaluation of the Illinois Action for Children’s Community Connections Caregiver Clusters project.

She is also working with the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood and Illinois’ Early Learning Council to develop family child care and family and community engagement standards for the state’s new quality rating and improvement system.

In addition, Bromer serves as an expert consultant for the Family Provider Relationship Quality Measurement project through the Office of Head Start. She was recently an action editor for a special issue of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly on family child care quality.

Research interests

Workforce development and quality improvement in family child care settings, relationship-based approaches to professional development, family and community support roles of child care providers, and the role of family-provider relationships in early care and education


  • B.A., Columbia University
  • M.S. in education, Bank Street College of Education
  • Ph.D. in human development, University of Chicago

Select publications

Porter, T. & Bromer, J. (2013). Family-Provider Partnerships: Examining Alignment of Early Care and Education Professional and Performance Standards, State Competencies, and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Indicators in the Context of Research. Issue Brief OPRE 2013-35. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bromer, J., McCabe, L.A., & Porter, T. (2013). Special section on understanding and improving quality in family child care: Introduction and commentary. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28 (4), 875-879.

Bromer, J. & Bibbs, T. (2011) Relationship-based professional development for support staff and quality improvement in family child care: From research to program development. Zero to Three Special Issue on Family Child Care.