Researchers at CEED are part of an interdisciplinary work group that is working to ensure that parents have access to essential information and resources that will help them support their child’s growth.
We’re examining the nature and impact of child care subsidy use by low-income families eligible for subsidies who have children with special needs.
Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) care is the most common form of child care. It’s used by families across socioeconomic and cultural groups. We completed two evaluation studies of FFN programs across Minnesota and developed training for FFN providers.
We worked with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to produce a credential for relationship-based professional development specialists who serve young children.
We conducted an evaluation of Text2Learn, a project developed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum to use text messaging as a strategy to promote parents’ playful learning and early literacy activities with their preschool-age children.
We conducted policy-relevant research on early care and education as part of a three-year, state-child care research partnership between Maryland and Minnesota, Child Trends, and the University of Minnesota.