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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.
- 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). The report describes potential risks to the healthy development of young children and the extent of coverage of publicly-funded services to meet their early learning, health, and basic needs. The partnership is an ongoing collaborative working to continue to improve data collection and infrastructure to support integrative early childhood systems. The report was made possible by funding from the Irving Harris Foundation to the University of Minnesota.
- Minnesota Early Childhood Risk & Reach Report: Key Indicators of Early Childhood Development in Minnesota, County by County, September 2015, FULL REPORT (99 pages)
- Minnesota Early Childhood Risk & Reach: Summary of Key Indicators of Early Childhood Development in Minnesota, County by County, September 2015, SUMMARY (8 pages)
- 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.
- 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.