CEED mission

Integrating the science of early development to enhance the work of professionals through evidence-based research, program quality, reflective practice, and professional development.

CEED vision

CEED envisions a highly-qualified early childhood workforce, open to learning and confident in their ability to support all children’s development in the context of safe and nurturing relationships. 

CEED philosophy/values

Relationships matter. Inclusivity, reflection, responsiveness, and cultural humility drive our work.

  • Supportive Relationships
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Data-based decision-making
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (Ours & our audience(s))
  • Respect
  • Continual learning
  • Science is not a secret/science should be shared
  • Social-emotional, intellectual, and physical growth

Diversity Statement

At CEED, we continuously work to recognize and respond to our own biases and the ways in which dominant groups have shaped long-held systemic inequities and norms in early childhood. We value diverse viewpoints and experiences and promote reflection in our work and the work of others. We are committed to equity, integration, and inclusion in our workplace and the broader community.

CEED history

Since 1975, we’ve supported early education professionals who help children from infancy through age eight learn and develop to the best of their abilities.

CEED is a center within the Institute of Child Development (Department of Child Psychology) at the University of Minnesota. The Institute is a premier center of scholarship, teaching, and research that is devoted to understanding and supporting how children learn and grow.

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