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Where quality goes, minds grow

Every child deserves to flourish from a foundation of quality learning. At Cultivate Learning we advance the fields of early childhood education and expanded learning opportunities through expertise and resources that bridge theory to practice.

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Where quality goes, minds grow.

Every child deserves to flourish from a foundation of quality learning. At Cultivate Learning we advance the fields of early childhood education and expanded learning opportunities through expertise and resources that bridge theory to practice.

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A Brief History

Founded by Gail Joseph, associate professor of early childhood and family studies, Cultivate Learning started as a single program of three staff in a small office, with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the years, we have partnered with the Office of Head Start, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (formerly the Department of Early Learning), Child Care Aware, and others who believe deeply in our commitment to equity and access to research, practice, and continuing development of the highest quality. Cultivate Learning has established itself as a bridge between research and practice, and has emerged as an institution that delivers guidance and expertise in multiple aspects of early learning and expanded learning opportunities.

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Our Initiatives

Our research and data collection outcomes drive all of the work we do. We assess thousands of early learning environments and use data to develop timely professional learning materials on effective practices, improve the quality of learning environments, advocate for children, and publish studies that are used to inform policy and systems at state and national levels.

Our professional learning initiatives impact learning environments quickly and effectively through a wealth of research-backed expertise, tools, resources, and institutes. Coaching gives providers opportunities to collaborate, problem solve, and reflect on their practice to help providers work toward meeting and exceeding state standards by 2019.

The EarlyEdU Alliance is our commitment to transform teacher preparation in early learning by growing a broad and highly-trained workforce. We are building partnerships with state and federal agencies, philanthropic organizations, and researchers to develop a complete suite of competency-based courses and multimedia resources for early learning degree programs across the country.

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5001 25th Ave NE #201e Seattle, WA 98105 | cultiv8@uw.edu | (206) 221-0569