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Center for Early Childhood Education

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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
Educational videos on best practice
Publications sharing research findings
Professional development for those who work with young children

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2019 TIMPANI Toy

The 2019 TIMPANI Toy will be revealed at a press conference on Monday, December 9. The event will share lessons learned from ten years of studying toys.

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Fun Mud Day

The CECE's latest video shows how an obstacle course can support children’s gross motor skills, feelings of competence and confidence, understanding of safety, and willingness to take safe risks.

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Tips for Teachers

Five brief publications with ideas for supporting the physical development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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