College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development


From CEED: How to support children’s development with storytelling

Chris Wing, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist who has studied language development. She explains why telling stories about their lives helps children learn and grow in important ways. She also shares ways for caregivers and educators to encourage young storytellers' skills!

ICD’s Stephanie Carlson awarded $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Stephanie Carlson, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in theInstitute of Child Development, has been awarded $2.8 million by the NationalInstitute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The grant aims toalign measures of personal attributes that best predict physical and mentalhealth outcomes in youth. Carlson’s research focuses on Executive Function (EF) skills – which include attention, […]

New research links high-quality early childhood education to higher postsecondary graduation rates for children who have experienced trauma

New research released this summer from a 30-year study shows that individuals who experienced childhood trauma and adversity — known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — had improved long-term educational outcomes when they had also participated in a comprehensive early childhood education program.  The Chicago Longitudinal Study, directed by Dr. Arthur Reynolds at the University […]

ICD, Center for Early Education and Development, and Child Development Laboratory School represent at Zero to Three Conference

The Institute of Child Development, Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), and the Child Development Laboratory School (CDLS) had a notable presence at the national Zero to Three LEARN conference, held in Minneapolis on September 19 and 20. The annual event brought together approximately 1,900 attendees from the fields of early childhood education, infant […]

From CEED: NEW! Tip Sheet on Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment is recommended practice because it allows educators to gain a holistic picture of a child's development. Our latest Tip Sheet is called Introducing It: The Authentic Assessment Cycle and Its Role in Early Childhood Education. It explores the Authentic Assessment cycle, and it explains how data is used to shape further instruction.

Meet ICD’s 2023 first-year PhD cohort

Please join us in welcoming ICD’s new class of PhD students. We are thrilled to have the following students join us at ICD and are looking forward to working with them across the next several years! Tyler Choate – Developmental Science Tyler comes to ICD with 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and […]

PhD Graduate Student Class of 2023 Wrap-Up

The Institute of Child Development (ICD) would like to congratulate our 2023 PhD student graduates! In celebration of our students we’d like to take a look back at their time at ICD and learn more about what their next steps are. Lauren Eales “I will always be grateful to have worked under the mentorship of […]

Largest long-term study of early brain and child development launches at University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/05/2023) —University of Minnesota researchers are launching enrollment for the largest long-term study of early brain and child development in the United States. The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, is now enrolling individuals from around the United States, including in Minnesota, who are in the second trimester of pregnancy. The University […]