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Welcome to CEED

At the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota, we believe that all young children deserve the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential in safe nurturing environments. We strive to improve policies and practices to support all young children, their families, and the professionals who serve them through collaborative research and evaluation, professional development, community engagement, and information sharing.

CEED addresses numerous topic areas, including:

  • Social and emotional development and mental health
  • Early literacy and numeracy
  • Child development
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Program evaluation
  • Children's early care and education environments
  • Caregiver and teacher interactions with children

CEED also serves as the Early Childhood Program Area for the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), part of a national network of programs across the country known as the American Association of University Affiliated Programs (AAUAP).

Please use the links in the left sidebar to learn more about CEED.

Recently Added

  • The report Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions and Patterns was released to the public on September 10, 2014 and co-authored by Lauren Martin, UROC's director of research and affiliated faculty with CEED@UROC, and Alexandra Pierce, President of Othayonih Research.
  • Minnesota Framework for Universal Multicultural Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners. This framework is intended to support professional development that embeds inclusive multicultural practice. The framework offers key principles, reflective questions and examples of training strategies in four foundational areas: how we learn/how we teach; what we learn/what we teach; how we demonstrate learning/how we assess learning; and, how we access support for learning/how do we support learning.
  • 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.

Other Early Childhood Resources in the College of Education and Human Development


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