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Professional Education Early Childhood Programs

In 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) launched the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative as a major investment in the field of early education. As part of this initiative, the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy is designed to support the learning and development of early education leaders at all levels and in all settings across the nation’s mixed-delivery system—those influencing practice and policy from the schoolhouse to the state house. The Zaentz Academy will expand upon HGSE Professional Education’s existing offerings for preK-12 educators, serving state leaders and administrators, leaders of early education service organizations, directors of early education centers or programs, administrators and coaches in public school preK programs, and philanthropists, grantmakers, and advocates.

The Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) is one of the more prominent offerings through the Zaentz Academy. CEEL 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.

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Upcoming Early Childhood Education Programs

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Program Portfolio Who Should Attend Faculty Chair(s)
Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL)
10/3/22 - 10/21/22
11/7/22 - 11/25/22
Online
Early Childhood
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL)
10/3/22 - 10/21/22
11/7/22 - 11/25/22
Online
Early Childhood
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Family Engagement in Education: Creating Effective Home and School Partnerships for Student Success
7/17/23 - 7/20/23
On Campus
Early Childhood,
K-12
System and school level teams and other educators
Karen L. Mapp