Monday, December 14, 2015

CECEI extends its gratitude to the Bainum Family Foundation

CECEI extends its gratitude to the Bainum Family Foundation for providing funding to support the offering of summer institutes for early childhood educators in Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS). The grant will support the offering of two four-day-long summer institutes in June 2016. CECEI will design the content of the institutes based on the needs identified by PGCPS teachers to specifically address their most pressing concerns, and focus on the dissemination of sound research from the University of Maryland. The collaboratively developed institutes will strengthen the continuing relationship between CECEI and PGCPS as partners in Maryland student success. 

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Summer Institutes.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Research Associate

By way of a generous gift from an anonymous donor, CECEI is able to welcome a new Research Associate, Colleen Morrison, to the CECEI team. Colleen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Colleen’s research interests are focused on enhancing our knowledge of risk factors, such as prenatal depression, and their impact on maternal functioning in low-income mothers, as well as the health and developmental outcomes of their young infants. In her role at CECEI, Colleen will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access to resources and materials to help inform their own policies and practices. Welcome Colleen!

Thursday, December 10, 2015


The University of Maryland's Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) conducts high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform state and federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education.

We are excited to disseminate our research findings to scholars, policymakers, practitioners, families, and readers everywhere. Stay tuned!