In the News

We are committed to sharing what we’re learning and engaging in a national conversation about what’s needed for progress in early education. Here, we post selected coverage in major news outlets of the Zaentz Initiative and the work of its co-directors and partners.

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The Vital Role of Play in Early Childhood — and How to Explain This to More Adults

DATE 08/09/22
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Zaentz Fellows
Through her field placement with Strategies for Children, Zaentz Fellow Yael Schick created a guide for families, policymakers, and the general public that highlights the importance of play in early education settings

Towards a Strong Foundation: Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

DATE 07/29/22
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Zaentz Initiative
How can we best support children's foundational social and emotional skills? Zaentz Initiative co-director Stephanie Jones and Joan Lombardi share their thoughts via the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Three Zaentz Fellows Look Forward to Sparking Systemic Change

DATE 07/15/22
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Zaentz Fellows
Since 2016, 43 Zaentz fellows have taken part in the initiative, going on to leadership roles throughout the country while remaining in touch with the burgeoning Zaentz community.

Press Releases

The Zaentz Early Education Initiative Launches The Second Innovation Challenge

DATE 05/22/2019
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Innovation Challenge
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education announces the 2019 Innovation Challenge to accelerate quality in early education.

The Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H) Releases New Data on COVID-19 and Early Education

DATE 08/19/2020
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Early Learning Study
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education 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…

Early Learning Study at Harvard: Initial Data Press Release

DATE 11/13/2018
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Early Learning Study, Zaentz Initiative
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has released the first results from the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H), revealing the types of learning and care settings where Massachusetts three-and four-year-olds spend their time.