LEARN Institute

A LEARN Signature Event
December 5–6, 2023
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
Palm Springs, California

LEARN Institute

A LEARN Signature Event
December 5–6, 2023
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, California

What is the LEARN Institute?

ZERO TO THREE’s LEARN Institute is designed to advance in-depth exploration, reflection and considerations for application in practice. It brings together infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) and early childhood education professionals (ECE) from diverse backgrounds to work together to tackle the most pressing issues facing our field in a supportive, collaborative environment. 

The current challenges we face demand nothing less than radical change from the organizations and individuals tasked with addressing them. By fostering strong relationships, the LEARN Institute serves as a call-to-action and provides participants the tools to strengthen early childhood professional well-being, practices, organizations, policies and systems.  


You couldn’t be in a better room.

At the LEARN Institute, we understand the vital role you play in shaping the future of our field. That’s why from the moment you walk through those resort doors, you’ll be embraced by a group of peers who are as dedicated to the field as you are. Together, we’ll push beyond the status quo and create a fresh spark of passion filled to the brim with revolutionary ideas and a supportive community of LEARNers ready to take on the world with you.  

Across Disciplines

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Education

Diverse Professional Roles

  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Adult Educators
  • Advocates & Policymakers
  • Parent/Family Education & Support Specialists
  • Early Interventionists
  • Social Workers
  • Home Visitors
  • Program Administrators
  • Agency and System Administrators

Career Stages

  • Mid-level Professionals
  • Workplace Mentors
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Senior Leaders

It’s time to reunite with your colleagues through two days of brave thinking and intentional conversation.

Our next act will be written by those who take meaningful action, now. Join us as we shed layers of doubt, remove the barriers blocking our paths and reveal the driver of change that lives within you. 





From aha moments to actionable tactics.

Knowing the basics is not enough for you – you’re serious about making your ideas move like lightning and you want to soak in all the insights you can get. Perfect! Our carefully curated Learning Tracks were created just for you. At the LEARN Institute, you’ll be able to get your hands dirty, go a little deeper, and get answers to the questions floating around in your head. Through wondering and learning in a community of passionate professionals, you’ll walk away with practical knowledge and action steps that put you in control of your professional growth.

Faculty that inspire, guide and influence.

You can tell a lot about an event by the company they keep. If you’re looking to skip the basics and expand your competencies, then this is the lineup for you. Join our hand-picked lineup of IECMH and ECE professionals from around the country as they cultivate your curiosity, embrace your unique perspective, awaken your mind and bring out your most authentic self.

Step back from the demands of your day-to-day in sunny Palm Springs, California.

We know from human development research that a physical environment can promote stronger learning. This year’s LEARN Institute will take place at the stunning Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Coachella Valley and enveloped by palms, this 4-star spa resort is the perfect oasis of modern luxury and relaxation. Our discounted room rate is $249 per night plus taxes. 

Not just hype.

If you’re looking for a deep dive into the current and emerging topics shaping our field, there’s no place like the LEARN Institute. In fact, last year sold out so quickly that we’re adding two additional tracks to meet demand. Same intimate cohorts, more track options. Just take a look at what some of last year’s attendees think:
“LOVED the LEARN Institute! Very inspiring and filled with HOPE for the days ahead. Positive, engaging and thought-provoking discussions.”

“It was wonderful to be face to face with a smaller number of people than the past ZERO TO THREE Conferences and to have time in the 2-day intensives to go deeper into our areas.”

“The best event I have been to in a long time. Thank you ZERO TO THREE!”

“The leaders were so gifted in making the entire group feel valued. They were wise, funny, thoughtful and assisted moving out of discomfort and into more awareness and knowledge.”   

“I enjoyed every aspect of the LEARN Institute. Just the idea alone of being in person with other adults in the field was great!”

“I felt the content was cutting edge and new, the presenters outstanding and I was challenged to think in new ways about my profession. I really enjoyed the more intense focus of the LEARN Institute.”  

2 days.
600 early childhood professionals.
Unlimited impact.

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