Media and Resources
The Shift: The Development and Learning of Kindergarten Age Children
In this video produced by the Minnesota Department of Education, Regents Professor and Institute Director Megan Gunnar joins Nikole Logan, Childcare Partnership Coordinator in the Office of Early Learning at St. Paul Public Schools, and Carol Schjei, Kindergarten Teacher at Hamline Elementary School, to discuss the important role kindergarten plays in the life and development of a young child.
Toxic stress in babies and children causes lifelong problems: The science of toxic stress.
In this audio piece from Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR), Regents Professor and Institute Director Megan Gunnar discusses current research in brain development and toxic stress and how to promote healthy child development in an effort to help create healthy, strong communities. Gunnar's talk was followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Troy of Children's Hospitals, MayKao Hang of the Wilder Foundation and Sondra Samuels of Northside Achievement Zone. MPR's Healthy States Initiative and the Carlson Foundation sponsored the event on January 20, 2015.
Project for Babies
The Project for Babies began as a special initiative of the Minnesota Community Foundation, supported by a grant from the Bush Foundation. The Project for Babies moved to the College of Education and Human Development in July 2011, housed in the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), a college-wide center with which ICD is affiliated. In 2012 the Project for Babies developed an educational video on the Importance of the Early Years featuring Regents Professor Megan Gunnar, Director of ICD. Go to the Project for Babies website to learn more and view the videos.
2013 ICD Community Symposium
In February, 2013, ICD held its first Community Symposium on the topic of Early Development and the Achievement Gap. Over 150 people from around the community - schools, policy makers, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders - joined ICD faculty to hear talks and participate in discussions aimed at sharing wisdom gleaned from years of research on early development. Go to the Achievement Gap page or follow the link in the left-hand navigation to learn more about this symposium and to view videos of the talks.
What Infants Teach Us About Perception
All About Child Care: What Parents Need to Know
All About Child Care: What Parents Need to Know is a 20 minute video that provides an overview of what child care is like for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The video is intended to give parents or others who may be looking for child care an idea of what options are available, and what they should be on the look out for in terms of finding high quality care for their infant, toddler, or preschooler.
Guest Expert Visits to the Mom Enough Internet Audio Show
Mom Enough is an internet-based audio show about parenting hosted by developmental psychologist Dr. Marti Erickson and her daughter Erin Erickson, maternal child health specialist. It has been their pleasure to welcome a number of guest experts from the Institute of Child Development:
- Guest: Adrienne Banny (Doctoral Candidate)
Show Title: Cut to the Quick: The Consequences of Relational Aggression Among Our Sons & Daughters
- Guest: Stephanie Carlson (Professor)
Show Title: Supporting Your Child’s Development of “Executive Function” or Self-control: A Conversation with U of MN Researcher Dr. Stephanie Carlson
- Guest: Megan Gunnar (Professor)
Show Title: Our Children’s Experience of Stress, for Better and Worse: A Conversation with U of M Professor Megan Gunnar
- Guest: Melissa Koenig (Associate Professor)
Show Title: Learning Language, Learning through Language: A Conversation with U of M Researcher Melissa Koenig
- Guest: Barb Murphy (Former Director of the Shirley G. Moore Lab School and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Programs)
Show Title: Choosing a Preschool That Is the Right Match for Your Child and Your Family: Insights from the Director of the University of Minnesota’s Laboratory School
- Guest: Alan Sroufe (Professor Emeritus)
Show Title: The Latest on Why and How Parent-Child Attachment Is So Important: A Conversation with the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Alan Sroufe