The CAYL Institute envisions a nation where the right to high quality early education and care is embedded in public policy and professional practice. Our purpose is to organize, equip, and empower people to create change on behalf of children. We are guided and informed by our core principles: Representative Leadership, Commitment to Diversity, A Focus on Solutions, and Impact and Innovation.

With support of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and the Boston Public Schools, the CAYL Institute provides a lens and perspective to Principals to experience, network, listen, learn, and implement best practices for young learners.