About

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Our Mission

The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative promotes the knowledge, professional learning, and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences.

Our Vision

A nation where all early education leaders have the knowledge and strategies they need to provide children and their colleagues with strong, supportive learning environments.

Our Values

Aspiration

Aspiration

We strive to enhance early education in transformative ways, acting with high expectations, an open mind, and a deep belief in all children's potential--and the potential of the adults dedicated to their learning.

Equity

Equity

We seek to generate knowledge and resources that enhance children's early learning, with a focus on settings serving the most vulnerable--to buffer stress and reduce adversity.

Scientific Integrity

Scientific Integrity

We hold ourselves to high scientific standards. We craft relevant questions, employ rigorous methodologies, and produce findings that advance policy and practice. Our tools for the field are grounded in evidence.

Connectivity

Connectivity

We are always striving to make connections. Our research informs our work with leaders; insights from the field enhance our research; and the networks we build enable collective action.

Communication

Communication

We generate, broker, and exchange information for impact. We are dedicated to rapid-cycle dissemination that provides accessible, progressive, and practical tools and information.