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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

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

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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child playing alone

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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Allowing Free Movement During Center Time

Allowing Free Movement During Center Time

This video explains why one program places few limits on children’s play during center time.

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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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Effects of Outdoor Play on On-Task Behavior

This video describes a study about how active, outdoor play affects preschoolers’ behavior during group time.

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