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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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Timpani Toy 2019

2019 TIMPANI Toy

Family Counters, an example of a replica play toy, has been named the 2019 TIMPANI Toy. The annual study identifies toys that promote children’s problem-solving, creativity, social interaction, and verbalization.

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Investigating Babies

Investigating Babies

Our latest 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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tips for teachers

Tips for Teachers

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

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