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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 Invites Applications For Seed Funding

The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) announces a new seed funding initiative to further its mission to improve developmental outcomes of all young children. The initiative aims to establish new collaborations between UMN faculty and CEED researchers, particularly collaborations with a high probability of continuity. UMN faculty may apply for up to $10,000 of support; up to three awards will be made. Read more and download the RFP instructions.


Recently Added

  • Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Internal Evaluation Report: Family Engagement. (November 2014) Lynn M. Edwards, Laura M. Potter, Joseph A. Demers, and Scott R. McConnell, University of Minnesota. This report presents evaluation and documentation of Family Engagement, a NAZ Solution Plan that works toward the result: Parents will increase their belief, intention, skills, and commitment to support their child(ren)'s academic development and successful path to college.
    45 pages | pdf icon PDF version | Visit the project web page for more information | Visit Northside Achievement Zone
  • As part of the Early Childhood Assessment Project at CEED, Amy Susman-Stillman and Ann Bailey hosted two webinars on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Information was presented on the project, the modules being disseminated, the dissemination plan, and the call for trainers. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Bailey at
  • 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.


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