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Early Learning Nation
By Mark Swartz
December 22, 2022
Last year at this time, early childhood advocates and experts were cautiously optimistic about massive federal relief in the form of the Build Back Better Act, and last year’s Big Wins for Little Kids webinar reflected those high hopes. Although the optimism gave way to disappointment soon thereafter, 2022 nevertheless produced an impressive number of big wins, which the Hunt Institute and Alliance for Early Success explored December 5 in this year’s edition. Hunt’s...

SZCF's President Elliot Steinberg attended and spoke at The Hunt Institute's bipartisan Early Childhood Leadership Summit in Phoenix, AZ., along with Dr. Dana Suskind, author of Parent Nation, who was introduced by Steinberg as the event's keynote speaker. The event brought together 52 state teams, including Puerto Rico and Washington DC, comprised of senior elected officials, gubernatorial staff, and key early childhood system leaders....

By Javaid Siddiqi, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
May 2, 2022
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” The famous saying, adapted from the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns, reminds us that even our most thoughtful and well-intentioned efforts can sometimes yield unexpected results. The expansion of public pre-kindergarten is an excellent case in point. High-quality preschool programs have been shown to reap benefits to both students and taxpayers that can span across decades — which is why both...

Dear Friends,
While we're cheered by the latest incremental progress on legislation to support families and education in Washington D.C., we know that we cannot wait for Federal action on these pressing issues. Work at the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation and among our broad network of partners and grantees continues to be more dynamic than ever. Keep scrolling to see recent highlights and upcoming opportunities....

Dear Friends,
While we're cheered by the latest incremental progress on legislation to support families and education in Washington D.C., we know that we cannot wait for Federal action on these pressing issues. Work at the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation and among our broad network of partners and grantees continues to be more dynamic than ever. Keep scrolling to see recent highlights and upcoming opportunities....