Reminders for Readiness

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.

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.


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.

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.