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Welcome to the Starting at zero Podcast

The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation™ is proud to present our new podcast with host Jeana Ross. Jeana is the Strategic Advisor on Early Childhood for the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation™. She formerly served as the Secretary of Alabama’s Department of Early Childhood Education. On the podcast, Jeana will interview key players in early childhood education at every level, including practitioners, policymakers, advocates and parents. She looks forward to creating a comfortable space for these conversations with the goal of informing and inspiring our listeners, and together working toward action and change to improve the lives of young children.

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Much of the conversation around ECE comes in the way of meetings, formal interviews and webinars. The SZCF’s impetus behind launching the Starting at Zero Podcast is to invite the conversation into an intimate setting, perhaps with a cup of coffee in hand. Get to know Jeana Ross and a variety of guests who are in the field, with their hands in the sandbox, doing the work. These relevant, yet casual, discussions will center around the common goal of building an equitable foundation for the successful futures of all children.
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About Jeana

Jeana Ross is a lifelong educator and, like the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, believes that early childhood education is a key component of a strong economy at the state and national levels.
Jeana Ross joined the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation as its Strategic Advisor on Education Policy & Practice, with an initial focus on making early childhood education a priority in the 36 gubernatorial elections of 2022. She continues to work closely with the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, legislators and communities across the country to bring increased investment and high-quality early learning to states across our nation.

Podcast episodes Launching
July 10 at 5am ET