To reach Trust for Learning’s expert on issues of quality and equity in early childhood, contact [email protected].


Trust for Learning supports experts in early childhood practice, policy, philanthropy, and research who are available to comment on childcare, public pre-K expansion, defining “quality” in early childhood, school readiness and assessment, the importance of play, and the value of the early childhood workforce. Learn more about their expertise and reach out to [email protected] for general media inquiries.

What is ideal learning?

The principles of ideal learning are drawn from renowned early learning traditions and emphasize equitable decision-making, play-based learning, whole-child development, and the role of the educator and parents as guides who can support children’s self-directed discovery and growth. Read the principles of ideal learning.

What is Trust for Learning?

Trust for Learning is a philanthropic partnership with a shared mission to make ideal learning environments real for every child from birth through age 8. We invest in national leadership bodies like the Ideal Learning Roundtable and place-based efforts like New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District. Learn more about all of our investments.