Building Family Resiliency: a new podcast for early childhood professionals

A new podcast from CEED and the Institute on Community Integration presents accessible information about child development and family relationships. The podcast was inspired by a desire to address the additional stressors that Minnesota families have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Driven by curiosity: a Q & A with Mary McEathron

Mary McEathron, PhD, joined CEED as lead evaluator of the TARSS program. In this Q & A she explains what evaluation is and why it’s important, as well as sharing what inspires her the most when working on evaluation projects.

“Kids don’t need us to fix everything; they need us to witness it”: Kristin Irrer on social-emotional development

Kristin Irrer is a provider of reflective supervision who teaches several of our online courses. In this Q & A, she talks about refreshing and reformatting our courses on Understanding Early Social-Emotional Development Using and Infant Mental Health Lens. She also delves into the nature of attachment relationships. She explains how early childhood professionals–even those who don’t work directly with children–can have a positive impact on children by focusing on relationships.

Helping child care providers reach their goals: a Q & A with Kami Alvarez, professional development specialist in Minnesota’s Department of Human Services

Kami Alvarez manages the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ professional development system for child care providers. In this Q & A, she describes how trainings are created and delivered. She also shares insights into why emotional intelligence is so important for trainers and explains how federal and state legislation impacts her work.

Did you catch Alyssa Meuwissen on KSTP?

Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, appeared on Minnesota Live, where she shared insights into the pandemic’s impact on children’s social-emotional skills.

Our top 10 blog posts of 2021

Did you read all of our most popular blog posts this year? Find out and catch up on what you missed!