Wednesday, Oct 19

Alabama Early Childcare Education Conference


Three-day event: October 19-21
Fee based


Thursday, Oct 20

The COVID Constituency: Parent and Public Voice for Education Transformation 


Webinar • 2pm EST

Join The Hunt Institute as we discuss the latest results of our COVID Constituency Voter and Parent Survey, how states are leveraging parent and family voices for change, and how these issues will impact upcoming elections.


Wednesday, Nov 2

A Virtual Convening for Principals: Early Learning and the Early Grades


November 2-5
Fee based

Join us for an engaging three-day (12 hour) virtual event open to practicing school leaders. Using NAESP’s publication, A Principal’s Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades (Pre-K-3rd Grade), as a framework.


Monday, Nov 14

World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education


Two-day event: November 14-16
The World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education will reaffirm the right of every young child to quality care and education from birth and urge Member States to renew and expand their commitment to and investment in ensuring that access of all girls and boys to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
Fee based.

LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Wednesday, Nov 16

NAEYC Annual Conference


November 16-19
Fee Based
The 2022 NAEYC Annual Conference will bring together early childhood educators from around the globe to connect, collaborate, and learn. Teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers can choose from sessions and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field.

LOCATION: washington dc,

Monday, April 17

Let’s Play: Teaching Strategies for Playful Learning


April 17-May 14, 2023
Fee Based

Play is central to how children learn. Yet incorporating play into a formal school setting can be challenging because the nature of play and the nature of school are often at odds. This course, based on the frameworks developed in PZ’s “Pedagogy of Play” project, (funded by the Lego Foundation) introduces core principles and practices of playful learning and gives you the opportunity to design and try out a playful learning approach in your own context.


Past Events


Tuesday, Aug 2

Early Efforts |
The Business Case for Early Childhood


Webinar • 2pm EST
The child care industry is vital to states’ economic success. It is estimated that inadequate child care costs working parents $37 billion a year in lost income and businesses more than $13 billion a year in lost productivity nationwide. 



Wednesday, Aug 3

Early Efforts |
Creating Ideal Learning Environments Through Play


Webinar • 2pm EST
Play is an essential element of young children’s learning. Join The Hunt Institute and Trust for Learning for a special edition of the Early Efforts web series spotlighting the role of play in ideal learning environments.



Thursday, Aug 4

Special Series: The Hunt Institute & The U.S. Department of Education |
Tapping ARP Funding to Support Innovative Approaches in Education


Webinar • 2pm EST
(Not ECE Specific)
Join The Hunt Institute and the U.S. Department of Education for a conversation around how states and districts across the country are utilizing their funds and the need for thoughtful and intentional spending to maximize student impact.



Monday, Aug 8

Certificate in Early Education Leadership


August 8-26
Fee based

The Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL), offered through the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy, is a visionary, job-embedded, online certificate program that supports the learning and development of early education leaders and provides them with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to strengthen learning environments and foster quality improvement in all early education settings.



Tuesday, Aug 9

Special Series: Early Childhood Workforce |
Strengthening Systems: Embedding Equity when Defining Quality



Webinar • 2pm EST

Research has shown that high-quality experiences are essential to unlocking the short- and long-term benefits of early childhood. Many states establish quality standards and utilize assessment tools as a means to promote high quality care and education for all. Yet often these systems often do not recognize the diversity of needs in classrooms around the country. This panel will examine how quality is defined and measured and highlight effective strategies to build more equitable, inclusive systems.



Thursday, Aug 18

Special Series: The Hunt Institute & National Parents Union | Changing the Narrative for Effective Parent and Family Engagement


Webinar • 2pm EST
As the pandemic continues to exacerbate and extend issues in education, topics such as critical race theory and masking have dominated headlines. Yet, polls have shown that issues such as unfinished learning and social and emotional wellbeing, among others, are primary concerns among parents. 




Starting at Zero Film Screening and Panel Discussion


This will be a FREE in-person screening of Starting at Zero and will be a benefit for Save the Children. Event will be held at the Red River Theater. Film begins at 6pm; panel discussion commences at 7:40pm. Registration required.


Tuesday, Oct 4

Early Efforts | The Legacy of Latina Leadership in Early Childhood Policy, Practice, and Advocacy


Webinar • 2pm EST
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the Hunt Institute will highlight the history and legacy of Latina leadership in early childhood. Recognizing that 20 percent of the field of early childhood education consists of Latina women, this webinar will host three influential Latina leaders advancing the field of early childhood through their work.