Vice President for Early Childhood Programs
Josh Wallack leads the Children’s Aid Society’s Early Childhood programs for children from birth to age 5 across New York City, developing the programs and systems to ensure that the nearly 1,000 children who move through Children’s Aid’s pre-school programming are prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Wallack comes to Children’s Aid from the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where as Chief Operating Officer his projects included the Applied Sciences NYC initiative, bringing a new graduate engineering center to New York City; Build NYC, a resource spurring the growth of nonprofits in the city; and the development of Hunter’s Point South, New York City’s largest affordable housing development since the 1970s.
Prior to his time at NYCEDC, he worked for the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development on the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan, and on child welfare and child care policy as Legislative Director for City Councilman Bill de Blasio. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Yale University.