Founded by Gail Joseph, Bezos Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Early Learning, 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. Our professional learning initiatives impact learning environments quickly and effectively through a wealth of research-backed expertise, tools, resources, and institutes.