College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development


Five decades of friendship lead to giving

The new home of the Institute of Child Development, Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall, is ushering in a new era for ICD’s hallmark programs—human development and early childhood education. But buildings are only as good as the people working inside them, and a cohort of ICD alumni has come together to help ensure […]

From CEED: Tip Sheets on Executive Function

Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children's behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Two ICD PhD students win PEO Scholar Award

Lauren Eales, a PhD student in developmental psychopathology and clinical science, and Mariann Howland, a PhD student in developmental and clinical psychology, both in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), are two of 110 doctoral students within the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a prestigious $20,000 PEO Scholar Award from the PEO Sisterhood. Eales […]

Statement of Support for Developmentally Appropriate Practice

As leaders in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), we unequivocally affirm our support for the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP). This foundational text published by the non-profit, non-partisan organization National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is based on decades of developmental science research and is a critical component of ICD’s […]

Tri-Psych awards 2023 Graduate Student Diversity Fund Grants

The Tri-Psychology Programs – Educational Psychology, Psychology, and the Institute of Child Development (ICD) – at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Tri-Psych Graduate Student Diversity Fund grants. The goal of these awards is to build community and facilitate cross-departmental collaborations among Tri-Psych graduate students of color and/or student groups otherwise underrepresented […]

Mentorship at ICD was a key to success for senior Salma Ibrahim

For Salma Ibrahim, receiving mentorship and being a mentor has been key to her undergraduate success as a developmental psychology major in the Institute of Child Development. Ibrahim was recently honored as a 2023 recipient of the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. As she prepares to graduate, Ibrahim reflects on her time at ICD. […]

ICD PhD student Nat Dumornay awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship

Nat Dumornay (she/they), a second year PhD student in the Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science program at the Institute of Child Development, has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Ford Foundation Fellowship has been a prominent program aimed at increasing diversity in college and […]

ICD launches new MEd program in Early Care and Education

The Institute of Child Development has launched a new MEd degree program in Early Care and Education. This program was specifically designed for individuals who are seeking a master’s degree in early education, without the requirements of the Minnesota state teaching license. This allows for a flexible learning plan that will support leaders in the […]

ICD PhD student highlights: April 2023

Awards Isaac Bisla was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Read more here. Colin Drexler and Seokyung Kim received the Society for Research in Child Development’s (SRCD) Student and Early Career Council (SECC) poster competition award. Colin presented his poster “Developing Measures of Executive Function, Learning, and Memory for the NIH Infant […]

Early math learning videos available from Mazzocco’s Math and Numeracy Lab

ICD doctoral student Sarah Pan and ICD Professor Michèle Mazzocco recently published a new blog post on how to incorporate early math learning into everyday family routines. The post “Finding Meaningful Math in Everyday Family Routines” was published by the Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) network at Stanford University. Pan and Mazzocco […]