Ideal Learning In Practice

Ideal learning is where early childhood equity and quality meet. Learn more about how educators from around the country are expanding developmental, whole-child environments for all children.

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Ideal Learning In Communities

New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District (NH ChILD) was conceived by the Ideal Learning Roundtable as a place-based demonstration district, where community leaders come together to make ideal learning environments real for all children, birth through age 8. In New Haven, community leaders are tackling issues of access, quality, and equity and sharing what they learn as they work toward this ambitious goal.

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Ideal Learning in Policy

While the local, state, and federal policy landscape is complex, policy and regulatory changes related to assessment, class size, curricular standards, funding, and educator training can expand or impede ideal learning environments in the public sector.

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Ideal Learning in Head Start

In 2019, a group of ideal learning Head Start providers came together as the Ideal Learning Head Start Network with the support of our staff. The group shares best practices, maintains a resource library for Head Start programs who want to adopt an ideal learning-aligned program, and hopes to support federal Head Start rules that allow for more rapid growth of ideal learning models leveraging Head Start funding. Learn more and join the Network!

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Trust for Learning welcomes new philanthropic partners to guide and expand our efforts to make the ideal real for every child. Please reach out to set up time to talk!

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