Fran Kipnis

Fran Kipnis
California Education Partners

Fran Kipnis is an analyst for the two Research Practice Partnerships (RPP)—the Stanford–San Francisco Unified School District Partnership and the Stanford–Sequoia K–12 Research Collaborative. She had a 30-year career in early childhood education research, focusing on the supply and demand of child care services in California and on issues related to the early childhood workforce, such as wages, benefits and access to education and training. She also worked as an early childhood program officer for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and staffed various early childhood funders’ collaboratives. Kipnis received her MA in political science and government from San Francisco State University.

updated 1998

Publications by Fran Kipnis
Preliminary Figures
California's childcare system has long been comprised of a vast and vibrant collec­tion of service providers, community organizations, and activists. Decentralization and diversity represent rich strengths within the childcare community. But this…
California Families Face Gaps in Preschool and Child Care Availability
This report details stark inequities in how preschool and childcare opportunities are distributed among four California counties, across communities situated within these counties, and among the state's 200 localities with the most families…