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Child Development Core Story Videos

Project for Babies developed an educational video on the Importance of the Early Years featuring Regents Professor Megan Gunnar, Director of the Institute for Child Development. Gratitude to Greater Twin Cities United Way for providing financial support to develop the video, and to Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child for the use of visual images and other content. Thanks also to Vox Pop Video and Cliff Dahlberg for their work on the project.

Core Story, Part 1: Brain Architecture | CEHD YouTube | (6 minutes)

Core Story, Part 2: Serve and Return | CEHD YouTube | (5 minutes)

Core Story, Part 3: Stress | CEHD YouTube | (6 minutes)

Core Story, Part 4: Pay Now or Pay Later | CEHD YouTube | (4 minutes)

CEED Quality Interaction Video Library

Purchase a subscription to view and download video clips that provide Minnesota-specific examples of strategies and teaching and which measure concepts of quality interactions. For use in quality coaching by Minnesota Center for Professional Development approved early childhood professional development providers only. For Minnesota residents and organizations only. 

Read more about the Video Library and purchase a subscription.

Learning Modules

CLASS™ Modules

Choose between viewing these learning modules for free or earning a continuing education certificate for 1 clock hour towards professional development by completing a pre- and post-test and viewing a learning module.

IV-E Modules

These modules were developed through a partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota. Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) through CASCW. The links below take you to the CASCW site to view the modules. This partnership is funded, in part, under the auspices of Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract # 439481), The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.

Minnesota Higher Education Consortium Modules

Other Learning Modules

Two Worlds Collide: Caregiver Perceptions of their Interactions with Part C Home Visitors, by Ana Pratt, Ed.D. (40 minutes)


Event-Related Multimedia

CLASS Conference

How Early Care and Education Programs Use the CLASS™ to Improve Teaching Practice
November 11, 2010. Full video presentations of welcome, keynote, multiple breakout sessions, and closing remarks.

Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Events

2010 Family, Friend, and Neighbor Conference
June 28, 2010. Connection, Information, and Innovation: Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregiving in Minnesota. Full video of all FFN presentations and panel discussions.

2010 Family, Friend, and Neighbor Webinar
June 30, 2010. Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiving in Minnesota: Current Research Findings. Video presentation. 1.5 hours.

Harris Forum Visiting Scholar Program

Developmentally Informed Foster Care for Young Children.
May 19, 2015 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., M.D.

"Minding the Baby" Means Minding the Mother Too: Lessons Learned from an Intensive Home Visiting Program
March 27, 2014 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Arietta Slade, Ph.D., Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing.

Mental Health Consultation in Early Childhood:
Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Return to Healthy Development
May 1, 2013 Forum. Visiting Scholars: Geoffrey Nagel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Tulane University and Director of Tulane University Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health; and Allison Steier, director of the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute at Southwest Human Development, Phoenix Arizona.

Addressing Toxic Stress in Early Childhood: Working Across Discipline
March 21, 2012 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Brenda Jones Harden, Associate Professor in the Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland College Park.

Toxic Stress: Impact on Children and Families
April 29, 2011 Forum. Visiting Scholars: Megan R. Gunnar, regents professor, University of Minnesota,  Institute of Child Development; and associate director of the interdisciplinary Center for Neurobehavioral Development. Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Video presentation.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy in a Cultural Context: Repairing the Effects of Trauma on Early Attachment
May 12, 2010 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Alicia F. Lieberman, Director, Child Trauma Research Project, San Francisco General Hospital; Irving B. Harris Chair in Infant Mental Health and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Video presentation.

Attachment, Culture, Trauma: Intervention with Ethnically Diverse Families
May 22, 2008 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Chandra Ghosh Ippen, University of California, San Francisco. Video presentation.

Children's Risks and Children's Rights: Perspectives on Resilience and Prevention
March 7, 2007 Forum. Visiting Scholar: Charles Greenbaum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Video presentation.

Mary McEvoy Lecture Series on Early Childhood and Public Policy

Educational Stability: What Does It Mean For Young Children?
November 8, 2012 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Dr. Terrie Rose, founder and director, Baby's Space. Video presentation. (Lecture and panel presentation full video.)

Are We "Immune to Change"? Coordinating Minnesota Systems of Care to Promote Healthy Development in Young Children
May 22, 2012 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Julia Johnson, MPH, Director of Community Outreach, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Video presentation. (Lecture and panel presentation full video.)

Prioritizing Involvement in Building Minnesota's Early Childhood System
April 22, 2009 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Heather Weiss, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Harvard Family Research Project; Senior Research Associate and Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Video presentation.

Reducing Racial and Social Class Gaps in School Readiness: What We Know and What We Need to Learn
November 5, 2008 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Video presentation.

Quality in Early Child Care & Education: It's All About Relationships
September 13, 2007 Lecture. Guest Lecturers: Byron Egeland, Ph.D., Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota; Robert Pianta, Ph.D., Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Video presentation.

Understanding School Readiness Gaps: SES, Race, and Ethnicity
February 16, 2007 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Kathryn Magnuson, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Video Presentation.

Focus on Universal Preschool
May 19, 2006 Lecture. Guest Lecturer: Libby Doggett, National Director of Pre-K Now. Audio presentation.

Snapshot of Minnesota's Policies and Best Practices
March 3, 2006 Lecture. Guest Panelists: Members of Minnesota’s Bipartisan Early Childhood Caucus. Moderator: Duane Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation. Video presentation.

Minnesota Round Table on Early Childhood Education

From Knowledge to Application: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Practice with Young Children and Families
February 25, 2015. Moderator: Anne Gearity. Panelists: Linda Billman, Jane Ellison, Michele Fallon, Jill Hennes, Sharon Henry-Blythe, Marlys Johnson

Mobilizing Hope: Using a Developmental Approach in Child Welfare
November 3, 2011. Moderator: Karen Cadigan. Panelists: Tom Dishion, Anne Gearity, Judge Cindy S. Lederman, Lynne Katz.

Market-Driven vs. Program-Centered Approaches: How can we increase access and quality in early care and education?
November 4, 2009. Moderator: Jodi Sandfort. Panelists: Harriet Meyer, Arthur Rolnick, Chad Dunkley, and Barbara Yates.

Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

2016 Institute, June 14-15, 2016

Day 1 Keynote. Anne Gearity, Ph.D. A Disposition for Kindness: Important to Have and Easy to Lose.

Day 2 Keynote. Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., LGSW. The Benefits of Raised Expectations: Supporting Community Living Across the Lifespan.

2015 Institute, June 11-12, 2015

Day 1 Keynote. Reflecting on Success: The Role of Early Intervention.
Two mother-son duos, along with their early interventionists, share stories and reflections on the role that early childhood intervention played in these young men's lives.

Day 2 Keynote. Promoting Resilience in Early Childhood.
Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychology, and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, speaks on the subject of resiliency.


2014 Institute, June 12-13, 2014

Day 2 Keynote. The Access Project, St. Cloud, MN. Jane Ellison, Beth Kinyua-Gathetu, Florence Orionzi, and Mayuli Bales. Opening Doors Through Relationships.

Video clip. Glen Palm and Andre Dukes talk about their session Mining the Untapped Resource of Fathers.

Video clip. Ilene Schwartz talks about her session What the DEC Recommended Practices Say About ASD: Strategies for Including Children with ASD in Preschool Classrooms.

Video clip. Kellie Krick Oborn and Donna Miller talk about their session Family-guided Routines-based Interventions & Coaching Caregivers Across Environments: The Next Steps.


2013 Institute, June 13-14, 2013

Day 1 Keynote: Abby Hirsch and Jodi Hirsch

Day 2 Keynote. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE, Lisa Backer), Center for Early Education and Development staff (Deb Ottman), and Minnesota Master Cadre Members Sonja Griebel (FGRBI), Pam Anfinson (CLD), Sue Holzer (TACSEI), and Paul Johnson (TACSEI). Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities Showcase


2012 Institute, June 14-15, 2012

Day 1 Keynote. Andre Dukes, Director, Family Academy. Video presentation. Too Big to Fail: Addressing Community Barriers to Infant Mental Health

Day 2 Keynote. Maya Nishikawa, parent of a child with special needs, Special Education early childhood teacher. Video presentation. From Special Needs Parent to Provider: What Families Can Teach Us About Special Education

Intensive Session. Minnesota Department of Education team. Video presentation. Implementing Part C Regulations


2011 Institute, June 16-17, 2011

Opening Keynote. Janice Fialka, LMSW, ACSW. Special Projects Trainer for Michigan's Early On (Part C of IDEA) Training and Technical Assistance. Video presentation. The Dance of Partnership: Why Do My Feet Hurt? Strengthening the Parent-Professional Partnership

Intensive Session, Overview. Ann Kaiser and Megan Roberts, Vanderbilt University. Video presentation. KidTalk: Naturalistic Communication Intervention for Young Children


2010 Institute, June 17-18, 2010

Opening Keynote. Jan Moss, Director of Community Leadership and Advocacy, for the Center for Learning and Leadership, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, OUHSC College of Medicine. Video presentation. What Makes Sense?

Breakout Session Excerpt. Lillian Duran, Ph.D., Utah State University. Video presentation. Evidence-based Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Language, Culture, and Practice

Breakout Session Excerpt. Mary Dooley Burns and Lynne Herrick. Video presentation. Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Young Children: An Overview of the Pyramid Model

Views of the conference put to music. Photo slideshow


2009 Institute, June 15-16, 2009

Breakout Session Excerpt. Reflective Supervision Collaborative for Duluth/ Hermantown/Proctor: Mary Ann Marchel, Deidre Quinlan, Marlys Johnson, Marilyn Larson, Lynn Henderson, Cindy Ryan. Video presentation. Relationship-based Practice (Reflective Supervision)


2008 Institute, June 23-24, 2008

Keynote. Pat Wesley, Project Director, Partnerships for Inclusion, Carrboro, NC, and Virginia Buysse, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Video presentation. Evidence-based Practice and Recommended Practice

Breakout Session Condensed. Kellie Krick, Ruth Paisley, Gina Paton, and Parent Presenter. Video presentation. Positive Behavior Support

Breakout Session Condensed. Lillian Duran, Ph.D., Mankato State University. Video presentation. Appropriate Services for Young English Language Learners: Language, Culture, and Practice


Strong Foundations Birth-to-Three Institute

2012 Institute, May 30-31, 2012

Keynote, Day 1. Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) President and Chief Executive Officer. Video presentation. Cradle to College

Keynote, Day 2. Sasha Silveanu, Anthropologist and Visual Artist, Washington State Family Policy Council and Community Public Health and Safety Network partnership. Video presentation. A Powerful Framework for Thriving: Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Project-Related Multimedia

View video resources produced by or about CEED projects.

Addressing Needs of Young Children Who Engage in Challenging Behaviors Project (now the Early Childhood Behavior Project). Presented by Joe Reichle, Ph.D., Addressing Needs Project Director. Visit the Early Childhood Behavior Project for more information on this project. Video Presentation, 15 minutes. Addressing Needs Training Model and Materials Overview

2016 Numbers Plus Early Math Institute

Building Bridges: Effectively Communicating Through Conflict
Produced by: The Partnership to Address Violence Through Education Project (PAVE). Video, 25 minutes (1996).

Child Development in Child Welfare Project

CEED and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) collaborated to create online self-study learning modules. These are available for viewing on the CASCW website, along with many other CASCW self-study learning modules.

Countering Violence: Creating Safe Environments in Child Care Centers
Produced by: The Partnership to Address Violence Through Education Project (PAVE). Video, 12 minutes (1995).

Description of BEAM Training Model and Materials
Presented by Shelley Neilsen Gatti, Ph.D., BEAM Instructor and Coach. Video presentation, 15 minutes. BEAM Project.

Early Childhood Assessment Project - Learning Modules
Authentic Assessment learning modules and handouts

Essential Elements of Quality Infant-Toddler Programs
A day-long event with  national experts Helen Raikes and Charlyn Harper Browne, May 29, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.  (156 minutes, presentation, Q&A, small group reports). Produced by: Infant Toddler Essential Elements project.

History and Philosophy of the Bridging Education and Mental Health (BEAM) Project
Presented by Christopher Watson, Ph.D., Director of the Bridging Education and Mental Health (BEAM) Project. Video presentation, 15 minutes. BEAM Project.

Minnesota Early Learning Foundation Evaluation Project (MELF) Overview
Co-Principal Investigators Scott McConnell and Amy Susman Stillman. Video presentation. MELF Project.

The Importance of the Early Years (four-part educational video), featuring Regents Professor Megan Gunnar. Video, 21 minutes. Project for Babies web page.

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