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CEED's mission is to improve developmental outcomes for children through applied research, policy, and professional development.
Explore the links to learn about CEED, our resources and services, events, and professional development opportunities.
CEED Seed Funding Competition
The 2015 competition for the CEED Collaborative Research Award, an award for seed funds to initiate a collaboration with CEED researchers, is now closed. Please contact Michele Mazzocco at Mazzocco@umn.edu if you have questions about future competitions.
We are pleased to announce that three applicants representing departments across the University received funding to pursue the following collaborative research projects:
- Maria Kroupina, Department of Pediatrics: Online Pilot Course for Medical Specialists: Early Childhood Development and Mental Health.
- Amanda Sullivan, Department of Educational Psychology: Can ECSE Make a Difference for Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities?
- Susan Walker, Department of Family Social Science: Expanding the Scholarship of Reflective Practice to Parent Education.
Updates on these projects will be reported in 2016.
CEHD Research Day
Christopher Watson and Mary Harrison (left) presented their poster A Practitioner Change Process: Findings from Qualitative Research Exploring Early Interventionists' Participation in a Reflective Consultation Group at the 2015 CEHD Research Day. Karen Storm, Christopher Watson, and Ann Bailey (right) presented their poster The Effects of Reflective Supervision on Home Visitor Burnout.
- Video of the 2015 Harris Forum is available for viewing. The visiting scholar this year, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. M.D., spoke on Developmentally Informed Foster Care for Young Children.
- CEED was proud to be a sponsor of the University of Minnesota’s Center of Integrative Leadership’s May 5th Early Childhood Education Policy Forum, Shared Commitments to School Readiness: Setting Minnesota's Future Direction.
- Video of the 2015 Round Table is now available for viewing!
- CEED's 2015 Report to the Community
- Part C Services and Homeless/Highly Mobile Children and Families. There is a high probability that H/HM children 0-3 will experience a developmental delay and are therefore eligible for supports as provided by federal Part C Grants for Infants and Families Program within the Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act Minnesota Administrative Rules Chapter 3525, Children with a Disability. Prepared by Kevin Overson and Scott McConnell, February 6, 2015. 53 pages | PDF version
- 2015 Update: Supply and Demand for Early Care and Education Services in North Minneapolis: Analyses of Current Capacity and Use of School-Based Early Education and Family and Center-Based Child Care Programs in Zip Codes 55411 and 55412, prepared by Kevin Overson and Scott McConnell, CEED@UROC, January 12, 2015. Read more about this project.
- APPLICATION PROCESS STILL OPEN: As part of the Minnesota’s Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge funding, CEED is hosting Train the Trainer (TOT) opportunities on multiple training modules regarding Authentic Assessment. There is no cost for participating; however, trainers must meet training criteria, including level of education, major area of study, and experience with early childhood assessment and related topics. To participate, complete the Authentic Assessment Trainer Application.
- View related webinars on the Early Childhood Assessment Project. Questions? Contact Ann Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CLASS™ Learning Modules: View (for free or for a fee with certificate) learning modules to assist in understanding CLASS™ concepts in Minnesota's quality initiatives.