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Certificate in Early Education Leadership

by the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative
at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Highly Qualified Professionals

In collaboration with the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and International Comprehensive, we offer the Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) to every Nouvelle school leader as part of their professional development.


CEEL is an online and asynchronous program that equips you with essential knowledge, management skills, and tools to build and advance high-quality early education across diverse learning environments.


About the Certificate in Early Education Leadership

Led by Harvard faculty, Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, 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.

Offered through the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy, CEEL includes three series that cover foundational knowledge, skills, and tools that enable early education leaders to improve and sustain high-quality early education for the learners they serve.

Participant Reflections

"The CEEL program has been a top professional opportunity for us. It fills a void in leadership training in the complex early education field. The chance to connect with leaders from across the globe and share insights on innovation paired with research-driven modules has made a great impact in implementation.

The readings, videos, and resources are uniquely curated to optimize our understandings in the field. We are better prepared to take on the daily challenges, and really shape our vision for improving the quality of early childhood programs."


Cady Audette & Kelly Garvey Pelligrini
Charlestown Nursery School

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