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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 and online trainings for those who work with young children and their families

Featured Content and News

Distance Communication

Building Relationships from a Distance

Resources, ideas, and videos on how to maintain strong relationships with families when your school or program is closed.

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Grocery Store

Grocery Store to Craft Market

This video illustrates how an engaging dramatic play center can help children build the background knowledge they need to meaningfully participate in other experiences.

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covid resources for families

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Tips and resources for families trying to work from home while caring for their children.

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Video Clip Library for Faculty and Trainers

We have been steadily adding new clips this year. The library now includes over 450 video clips designed for professional learning!

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Online Training Modules

Free online trainings for home visitors on topics such as infant mental health, trauma, family play and child development.

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Investigating Babies

Investigating Babies

This video highlights how preschoolers learned about individual development, identity, and the needs of others through a 3-month investigation of babies.

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