Shelley Waters Boots

Shelley Waters Boots
Senior Consultant,
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Shelley Waters Boots is a senior consultant with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She is a writer, researcher, and policy expert on issues affecting the lives of children and families. She also runs a consulting business where she advises philanthropic clients on investment strategy, policy research, and communications. Waters Boots has worked as a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, writing on issues of children, work, and family. She was formerly the founding director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, and she directed child care and development policy at the Children’s Defense Fund, working as a research director in California for a statewide resource and referral association. Waters Boots received her MA in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Syracuse University.

updated 2002

Publications by Shelley Waters Boots
California Families See Little Growth in Child Care Centers
In 1950, just one in six mothers, with a young child under age five, worked in the paid labor force. By 2000, this share had climbed to two in every three mothers. This revolution in the economic and social roles of women has spurred rising demand…