A Growth-in-Practice Model of Executive Education

High-quality early education requires skilled leaders and educators. But all too often, quality improvement initiatives overlook the essential work of training adults to lead 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, our Professional Learning Academy serves policymakers, directors, administrators, and educators, who build their knowledge of 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.

To encourage transformational change and bring lasting improvement, executive education in early education must be characterized by what we call a growth-in-practice model.

Our Participants

Interact

in intellectually stimulating learning environments—in person and online.

Build

their knowledge and work together to solve widespread problems in the field.

Analyze

cases, policies, and practices for action.

Apply

what they learn to their own work and contexts.

Core Knowledge for ActionCase-Based, Data-Driven Intensive, Sustained Enhanced Leader and Educator Skills & CompetenciesImproved Early Learning andDevelopment
The institute helped me to think about the challenges going forward in helping adults understand the importance of the research and relationships in creating learning environments.”

- Zaentz Academy Participant, June 2018

Programs

We offer on-campus institutes and online programs. See which offerings work best for your professional learning and register today.

Certificate in Early Education Leadership

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Upcoming Programs

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There were a number of times during this Institute that I wanted to stand up, and shout 'Hooray, Finally!' This is our moment, and we need to make the most of it. The Zaentz Initiative gives the field a strong voice to advocate for policy change, and to elevate our field.”

- Zaentz Academy Participant, December 2017

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about how the Zaentz Academy can be a part of your organization’s professional learning.