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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Pandemic Has Taken Mental, Financial Toll On Family Child Care Providers

DATE 08/19/20
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Early Learning Study
Home-based family child care providers in Massachusetts were hit harder, financially and mentally, than other child care providers as the state closed schools and businesses because of the pandemic this spring, according to a new survey.

Early Learning Study at Harvard: Household Survey Full Report

DATE 11/13/18
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Early Learning Study, Zaentz Initiative
The Early Learning study launched a statewide household survey during which 96 trained field workers visited 90,544 households. This effort resulted in the initial recruitment of 841 three- and four-year-olds and their families to the Early Learning Study. As part of the household survey, families…

ELS@H: Findings from the Household Survey

DATE 11/13/18
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Early Learning Study, Zaentz Initiative
This brief focuses on the technicalities and findings of the Early Learning Study household survey.

Press Releases

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…

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.

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.