Infant-Toddler Essential Elements

We helped to generate a report that describes the essential elements for effective infant and toddler early care and education programs.

Parent Aware

The purpose of Parent Aware is to create a quality rating system for child care centers and family child care providers in Minnesota.

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

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.

Early Care and Education Choices

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.