New Data on
COVID-19 and Early Education
The Zaentz Initiative has released findings from the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H) COVID-19 provider and parent surveys, which were designed to describe the impacts of the pandemic on children, families, and early education and care providers.Read the Reports
The Science of Early Learning and Diversity: Leadership in Early Learning Settings in a Post-Pandemic Era
Learn how the latest research can help foster strong early learning environments and inform the strategies that effective leaders can provide for adults and children throughout the pandemic recovery period.Register today!
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Certificate in Early Education Leadership
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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.