Professional Learning Academy
The Zaentz Professional Learning Academy equips early education leaders with the knowledge, tactics, and networks they need to enhance young children’s learning environments.
A Growth-in-Practice Executive Education Model
Getting to high-quality early education rests on skilled leaders and educators. But all too often, quality improvement initiatives overlook the essential work of adult capacity-building. The Zaentz Professional Learning Academy is a bold, innovative strategy to bring executive education to the field of early education.
Organized around the science of adult learning, leadership, and early development, we serve policymakers, directors, administrators, and educators to build their core knowledge on topics that range from adaptive leadership and creating effective teams to the nuts and bolts of cultivating high-quality learning environments, including strengthening relationships, building language, and buffering children’s stress and trauma.
For transformational change and lasting improvement, executive education in early education has to be characterized by what we call a growth-in-practice model.
in intellectually stimulating learning environments—in person and online.
core knowledge and co-construct solutions to widespread problems in the field.
relevant cases, policies, and practices for action.
learnings to their own work and contexts.
- Zaentz Academy Participant, June 2018
We offer on-campus institutes and online programs. See which offerings work best for your professional learning and register today.
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- Zaentz Academy Participant, December 2017
Contact us to learn more about how the Zaentz Academy can be a part of your organization’s professional learning.