Driving Transformation in Early Education
Launched in 2016, the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative promotes the knowledge, professional learning, and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences. We conduct groundbreaking research to drive policy and practice, offer a new model of professional learning for leaders around the world, and train graduate students to spark change.
CEEL Community Webinar Series
Through these webinars, members of the CEEL community gather virtually and learn more about key leadership topics that are part of the core certificate curriculum. During these live events, CEEL participants and alumni can gain practical strategies, tools, and ways of thinking about challenges and opportunities for improvement in their own settings. We share recordings of select events with the broader early education community here.
We pursue interlocking strategies for impact: conducting research to drive policy and practice, designing and spreading high-quality professional learning, and pioneering a fellows program to build a pipeline of new leaders.Learn More
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Certificate in Early Education Leadership
Gain the core knowledge, management skills, and tools necessary to build and advance high-quality early education.Learn More
In July 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Education launched the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative, with a generous gift from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation. The initiative expresses the commitment of Saul Zaentz, an acclaimed music and film producer, to education and social justice.
Zaentz’s exceptional body of work in film combined intuition and experimentation, a rich fund of knowledge, and a belief that film has the power to change our way of seeing the world — the very mix of elements needed to transform early education so that it meets its potential for all children.