Building Family Resiliency

Building Family Resiliency: Community Voices, Community Perspectives is a podcast for professionals who work with young children and their family. CEED’s Deborah Ottman interviews guests about child development and family relationships.

Tip Sheets: Executive Function

Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children’s behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Tip Sheets: The Effects of Trauma on Young Children

These Tip Sheets introduce common ways in which young children express responses to different types of trauma, the protective factors that can help children recover from trauma, and prompts and techniques for reflective listening in support of building trust in meaningful relationships.

Tip Sheets: Reflective Listening

Reflective practice can transform active listening into reflective listening. Find out how it works and what potential barriers exist, and get prompts and techniques for building trust in meaningful relationships.

Tip Sheets: Stress Behaviors in Young Children

These Tip Sheets explore causes of unmanageable stress in children and its impact on caregiving adults. They delve into the role of the brain and what children need to remain emotionally regulated. They also provide information on preventing stress in a child before challenging behaviors occur and responding when they do.

Parent Aware and the CLASS®

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) is a tool that assesses classroom quality. In this video, learn how the CLASS® works and how it is used in Parent Aware classroom observations.

TTET trainer talking points

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) released its new Training and Trainer Evaluation Tool (TTET) on July 1, 2021. TTET allows trainers and stakeholders to collect valuable information from training participants. DHS now has talking points for trainers to refer to when instructing trainees on using the TTET.

The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC)

The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC) is an online tool for early education and care programs. It allows you to explore information on health and safety practices in a virtual environment. Download an info sheet introducing the VEEC.