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Strong Foundations:
Minnesota's Birth to Three Institute for Healthy Development

Building Healthy Development in Children 0-3

Thank you to attendees, presenters, facilitators and planners who participated in the 2012 Strong Foundations Institute.
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The next Strong Foundations Institute takes place in Winter 2014. Please continue to check this page for information and updates on Strong Foundations-sponsored events taking place throughout 2013.

The purpose of this institute is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, strategies, and alliances of those who work with expectant families, infants, toddlers, parents and communities to build a strong foundation for healthy development.

Following the highly successful format of CEED's Early Intervention Summer Institute and research demonstrating the effectiveness of longer training sessions in adult education, Strong Foundations has moved to an institute format, which enables you to:

  • Delve deeply into one topic for two days
  • Hear keynote presentations that will provide an overview across specialties
  • Maintain focus on networking across early childhood professions, with dedicated and facilitated networking time


Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395. 


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