Sarah Taylor Vanover, EdD, has been working in the field of early childhood for over twenty years. She first began as an assistant teacher in an infant room, and since then she has served as a lead teacher, a program administrator, a trainer, and a classroom teaching coach. Dr. Vanover has also had the opportunity to work at the state-level to assist with policy development and supervise early childhood trainers throughout Kentucky. She is currently the Director of the Division of Child Care for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Dr. Sarah Taylor Vanover completed her doctoral research on what families look for when selecting childcare for their children. She is an active trainer in Kentucky and surrounding states, and she frequently speaks at conferences on topics like quality childcare indicators, language development in the early childhood classroom, and the importance of quality infant and toddler care in early childhood education. For the past several years Dr. Vanover has focused her work and research on assessing quality early childhood programs for health and safety requirements and school readiness skills.
Dr. Vanover lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, Rob, and their two sons, Jack and James.