The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota has spent over 40 years helping children from infancy through age eight to learn and develop to the best of their abilities. Through research and community outreach, we strive to effect positive change in early education, child care, and public policy.
CEED promotes ongoing coordination and expansion of academic leaders interested in early education and development and provides leadership in the University's ongoing effort to engage the people and programs of Minnesota in ways that make real contributions to our quality of life. CEED is strong, vital, and positioned for an exciting future.
At the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota, we believe that all young children deserve the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential in safe nurturing environments.
We strive to improve policies and practices to support all young children, their families, and the professionals who serve them through collaborative research and evaluation, professional development, community engagement, and information sharing.
CEED addresses numerous topic areas, including:
- Social and emotional development and mental health
- Early literacy and numeracy
- Child development
- Developmental disabilities
- Program evaluation
- Children's early care and education environments
- Caregiver and teacher interactions with children
CEED also serves as the Early Childhood Program Area for the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), part of a national network of programs across the country known as the American Association of University Affiliated Programs (AAUAP).
Other Early Childhood Resources in the College of Education and Human Development
- B.S. in Early Childhood Education Foundations
- M.Ed/Initial Licensure in Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Special Education M.Ed. and Licensure Program (Educational Psychology)
- Institute of Child Development
- Parent and Family Education programs (Family Social Science)
- University of Minnesota Child Development Center