Terra Bonds Clark, M.S.
Chief Learning Officer
Terra Bonds Clark, M.S., is the Chief Learning Officer, and leads the Partner Engagement and Professional Development Department of Child Care Aware® of America.
Terra Bonds Clark has 20 years of experience and knowledge in early care and education, social services, and professional development. Terra has worked in nonprofit organizations, state government, and regional and national federal offices supporting Early Head Start and Head Start, Child Care, TANF, and other programs; her work at both the grassroots and systems levels has fostered understanding and skills in collaborating across social services, child care, and business development agencies. Terra’s experiences at the national level included service as a National Head Start Fellow at the Office of Head Start in Washington, DC. Also prior to the fellowship, she provided direct service to people in communities, including children birth to teens, parents, teachers, and other professionals, with a focus on child development, family engagement and self-sufficiency, economic development, and program improvement.
Prior to joining CCAoA, Bonds Clark worked at ZERO TO THREE, where she experienced progressive roles leading, planning, and implementing professional development experiences, services, and product development to support early childhood programming. She has expertise in directing national training and technical assistance models offered in-person and virtually. She has led the development of large projects to create innovative resources and learning solutions for professionals working with young children. These solutions offered early care professionals content in novel technological learning platforms.
Bonds Clark holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Avila University in Kansas City, MO, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
Bonds Clark joined CCAoA in September 2015.