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CECEThe Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) is an internationally recognized research and professional development institute focused on enhancing the quality of early care and education through:

Innovative research on child development and teacher-child interactions
 Hundreds of educational videos on best practice
Publications sharing research findings
Professional development and online trainings for those who work with young children and their families

The CECE provides opportunities for Eastern students to engage in research assistantships and video production internships. We gratefully accept donations to support our work.

Featured Content and News

Mindfulness with Young Children

Mindfulness with Young Children

This video describes how teachers can incorporate simple breathing, yoga, and other mindfulness practices in the school day to positively affect children’s ability to self-regulate and interact with peers.

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Morning Affirmations to Build Classroom Community

This video describes the positive effects of starting the day with affirmations in a 3rd grade classroom.

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Using Children’s Books to Build Inclusive Classrooms

Using Children’s Books to Build Inclusive Classrooms

This video describes how preschool teachers can carefully select books and engage in thoughtful book discussions to help foster inclusive classrooms.

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Mindfulness for Early Educators

Mindfulness for Early Educators

Learn how mindfulness can help educators be more effective in the classroom and hear ideas for getting started.

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Providing a Quiet Space to be Alone

In this video, teachers describe the areas they have set aside in their classrooms when children need or want to be alone or in a quieter area.

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Fostering Social Interactions in Multilingual Learners

Fostering Social Interactions in Multilingual Learners

CECE researchers have published results of a study exploring the factors that influence the peer interactions of multilingual learners.

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