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CEED projects are organized by the following topics:

Child Development Projects

Advanced Training Curricula for Early Care and Education Project
A project to create 108 hours of advanced training (Levels 2 and 3) for early care and education providers throughout the state as part of Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Centers of Excellence Professional Development System
CEED, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) and the Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) at Concordia University, are collaborating to assist the Minnesota Department of Education to build a comprehensive, accessible, evidence-based professional development (PD) system for Minnesota.

Child Development in Child Welfare
CEED is partnering with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) to produce online training modules, publications and public events that explore the application of relevant child development theory and research to professional development and services within the child welfare system.

Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC)
(Formerly Early Childhood Research Collaborative, ECRC) A collaboration between CEED and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the collaborative fosters multidisciplinary research on early childhood development from birth to age 8 and explores connections between early education and economic development, public health, and K-12 education.

Subsidy Utilization and Impact on Early Care and Educationof Low-income Children with Special Needs
The principal objective of this project is to describe the nature and impact of child care subsidy use by low-income families eligible for subsidies who have children with special needs.

Program Evaluation Projects

Early Bridges Evaluation
The Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is a nationally recognized theatre company focusing on programs for young children. CTC has asked CEED to be a partner in developing and improving their diverse programmatic offerings for children ages 2-5.

Early Care and Education Choices
This project builds on the Minnesota Child Care Choices Project, which investigates parental decision-making in low-income families using administrative data provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and survey data collected from parents.

Early Childhood Assessment Project
The Early Childhood Assessment Project (ECAP) is a three-year effort to develop effective training materials focused on authentic assessment practices for the early care and education community.

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care
Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) care is the most common form of care and is used by families across socioeconomic and cultural groups.

Measuring Oral Narrative and Theater Arts Skills of Preschool Children
The purpose of this project is to determine whether previously developed measures of early childhood theater arts skills are psychometrically sound. Psychometrically sound measures can be used by theatre arts programs, early childhood teachers, and researchers to explore the potential impact of early childhood theatre arts programming on young children’s school readiness.

Parent Aware
The purpose of the Parent Aware is to create a quality rating system for child care centers and family child care providers in Minnesota.

Parent Aware Evaluation
The purpose of the Parent Aware Evaluation project completed by Child Trends, Inc. was to create a quality rating system for child care centers and homes in Minnesota.

Reflective Supervision
The Minnesota Department of Education funded a pilot study to explore the effects of reflective supervision in supporting early interventionists, decreasing burnout, and increasing the skills necessary to work with diverse families.

Social and Emotional Development and Mental Health Projects

Bridging Education and Mental Health (BEAM)
BEAM is grounded in the fundamentals of quality instruction, positive behavior support, and therapeutic or relationship-based teaching. This synthesis of recommended practices emphasizes the quality of relationships with children as the foundation of good teaching.

Relationship-based Professional Development Credential Project
CEED is producing a knowledge and competency framework and a credential for Relationship-based Professional Development Specialists in the early and school-age care and education field.


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