Zaentz Initiative


In partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative promotes the knowledge, professional learning, and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences.


A nation where all early education leaders have the knowledge and strategies they need to provide children and their colleagues with strong, supportive learning environments.


Based upon aspiration, equity, scientific integrity, connectivity and communication.


The Zaentz Initiative pursues interlocking strategies for impact by conducting research to drive policy and practice, designing and spreading high-quality professional learning, and pioneering a fellows program to build a pipeline of new leaders.