Our latest Tip Sheet suggests ways to use music in your work with children

Looking for advice on integrating music into your work with children? Our latest Tip Sheet is called Applying It: Engaging in Musical Play with Young Children. We created this resource in partnership with MacPhail Center for Music. Try out some of our ideas for musical play with infants through preschoolers!

TARSS launches peer mentoring opportunity

Family child care providers do important, demanding work. TARSS’ new initiative, Mentor FCC, will leverage peer mentorship to help support them.

CEED team leads revision of Minnesota’s Early Childhood Indicators of Progress

The Minnesota Department of Education recently tasked CEED with revising the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs). This important document describes things that children should know and be able to do before kindergarten. To revise the ECIPs, CEED staff put together work groups that drew members from geographically and racially diverse communities and from a wide range of fields.

Our NEW Tip Sheet explores music and emotional regulation

Music is a part of every human culture, and many caregivers instinctively include musical play in their interactions with children. But music does more than entertain; there’s evidence it can help children learn emotional regulation skills. Read more in our latest Tip Sheet!

Children in foster care benefit from early education; a new report shows there is plenty of room to grow participation

Studies show that children benefit from being enrolled in early care and education (ECE) programs. Children in foster care are at greater risk for challenges at school and outside of it–challenges that ECE can help them prepare to overcome. A new report details the ECE participation of Minnesota children in foster care as well as barriers to enrollment that they may face.

Celebrating 50 years of CEED

CEED was founded in 1973 to encourage connections among faculty, students, and community members whose work focused on early childhood. Today, that vision continues to hold true as we provide professional development, conduct research, and share information to help the early childhood workforce improve outcomes for young children.

Our top 10 blog posts of 2023

Contributors to our blog had fun discussing a range of topics this year, from the benefits of storytelling to the introversion-extroversion spectrum. Join us in taking a look back and see what you missed!