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Archived Projects

Community-Based Research to Develop New Approaches to Intervention (part of Minnesota Early Literacy Training Project)
The purpose of this project was to investigate the emerging statewide system of professional development and program involvement in the field of early childhood.

Creating Scientific Infrastructure for Promise Neighborhoods
This project is working to create the infrastructure to begin research on comprehensive preventive interventions in the nation’s highest poverty neighborhoods.

Development and Validation of Functional Movement Skills for Young Children with Disabilities (Movement IGDIs--Individual Growth and Development Indicators)
CEED and the School of Kinesiology developed a tool to assess infant/toddler and preschooler movement. Using this tool, a non-movement expert can monitor young children's developmental skill in movement frequently in a quick and easy manner.

Early Childhood Behavior Project
This project successfully developed and evaluated a training and technical assistance model which addresses challenging behavior.

Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program
(part of Minnesota Early Literacy Training Project)

The goal of this project was to prepare preschool educators to help Minnesota children develop early literacy and language skills.

Early Learning Opportunities Act

This project worked to enhance early childhood literacy programs in Minneapolis to support both language and literacy development and social-emotional competence.

Early Reading First
CEED provided overall project evaluation and research materials for Minneapolis Public Schools' Early Reading First (ERF) program.

Identifying Essential Elements of Child Care Project
The project spanned 13 childcare centers in Hennepin County (the seat county of Minneapolis, MN) tracking the effect of childcare environment and parenting behavior on infant and toddler development in a spectrum of childcare settings, focused on families eligible for subsidized childcare assistance.

Improving Preschoolers' Reading Outcomes Through Measurement and Intervention in Classroom Environments (IPROMICE)

I'PROMICE investigated the relationship between preschool indicators of expressive language and early literacy and other continuous progress monitoring measures of kindergartner's and first-graders' growth toward reading proficiency.

Infant/Toddler Caregiver Companion Guide to Minnesota Core Competencies
The Minnesota Department of Human Services contracted with CEED to develop a companion guide to the Minnesota Core Competencies that defines knowledge and skills for adults who care for infants and toddlers.

Infant and Toddler Training Project
This project builds resources and connections for caregivers and consultants to expand their knowledge and support related to infant-toddler development, reflective consultation in child care, and early childhood mental health.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)
The MIECHV program facilitates collaboration and partnership at the federal, state, and community levels to improve health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs.

Minnesota Child Care Policy Research Partnership (MCCPRP) Forum of March 3, 2006

The goal of this broadly based partnership was to foster sound research on child care issues of important to policymakers at the state, local, and national level.

Minnesota Early Learning Foundation Evaluation
CEED provides ongoing evaluation coordination among MELF Research Consortium partners Child Trends, SRI International, and Wilder Research.

Minnesota Infant Mental Health

This project conducted a statewide needs assessment, set forth a set of recommendations based on that assessment, held trainings and public forums, and produced an on-line course entitled Introduction to Infant Mental Health.

The Ounce Project

The Ounce Research Project (ORP) studied how using The Ounce Scale™ affects the professional development of child care providers and parents' understanding of their infants and toddlers.

Partnership to Address Violence Through Education (PAVE)

PAVE created a unique violence prevention and intervention training process for early childhood educators.

Portland Early Reading First Project

Portland Public Schools contracted CEED to conduct an external evaluation of the Early Reading First Program.

Preventing Challenging Behavior in Rural Education Settings

This project was designed to respond to a growing need for ongoing technical assistance to address the needs of young children who engage in challenging behavior.

Project Exceptional Evaluation

The primary objective of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of the Center for Inclusive Child Care's Project Exceptional program to address the training and resource needs of child care providers of children with disabilities.

Project for Babies
The goal of Project for Babies was to improve the health and developmental outcomes for very young children with special attention to the impact of early experience on the "life course."


QUINCE is a cutting edge evaluation of professional development strategies and their impact on child care quality and preschool children's school readiness.

St. Stephens Kids Resiliency Education Project Evaluation

This project evaluated the Kids Resiliency Education (KRE) project, which was implemented by St. Stephens Human Services in metro area child care centers that serve children from high stress/high risk backgrounds.

Sharing the Wisdom
Sharing the Wisdom aims to further evaluate Family, Friend, and Neighbor providers' experiences and focuses on the largest group of FFN providers: Grandmothers.  

Wonder Years: Understanding Early Childhood Development
CEED, The Science Museum of Minnesota, and Public Agenda partner on this collaboration to engage museum visitors, policymakers, and caregivers in deliberations around the latest, and often misunderstood, early childhood development research.

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