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Welcome to CEED

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.

UMN's College of Education and Human Development aligns CEED to the Institute of Child Development

Events and Reports

  • The 2016 report Assessing Trainers of Early Childhood Practitioners: A Review of Current Literature was completed under contract with Child Care Aware of Minnesota and made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services using federal funding. The review, authored by Beth Menninga and Amy Susman-Stillman, summarizes research and best practices on assessing early childhood trainer skills and competencies. (47 pages)
  • The 2nd Faculty Symposium on Embedding Core Principles of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health into Curricula will be held July 27-28, 2016, at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. This symposium is for Minnesota-based faculty members teaching at two- or four-year institutions and working in the fields of family sciences, public health, nursing, social work, early care and education, early intervention/early childhood special education, mental health, early childhood and parent education, speech or communications. Attendees will explore cutting-edge research, theory and application, work collaboratively with peers across disciplines, and receive instructional units and resources to embed into existing courses. Registration is open now and closes July 11. Cost is $375 through June 15 ($395 after June 15) and includes accommodations, meals and all symposium fees. Space is limited! Scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Glen Plam at For more information, visit the Faculty Symposium web page.
  • The 2015 Minnesota Early Childhood Risk & Reach Report was produced by a partnership of Wilder Research, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Departments of Education (MDE), Health (MDH), and Human Services (DHS).


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