Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)

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Dr. Iheoma Iruka

CECEI is hosting a FREE virtual colloquium on June 7th, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT. The topic is "Ensuring Equitable Learning Opportunities: Ensuring Justice in Early Childhood Education." We aim to foster conversations around creating equitable learning opportunities and ensuring justice in early childhood education with esteemed professor and author Dr. Iheoma Iruka. Learn more and register.

 

Girl Shaking Glitter Bottle

CECEI hosted a table at Maryland Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022, with glitter bottle and finger painting activities for children and families, with the help of five volunteers.

Child with Two Caregivers

CECEI, Principal Investigator Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, is beginning work on Breaking Down our Silos: Creating a Trauma Informed Research, Policy and Practice Partnership (TI-RPPP), which is the next iteration of what has been known as the Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy (TSP) project. This project is funded by Bainum Family Fund. CECEI will continue the implementation of the Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy (TSP) project through June of 2022, while simultaneously creating a Trauma-Informed Research, Policy and Practice Partnership focused on bringing siloed stakeholders together to collaboratively identify and address both core and systemic trauma-related issues.

Child and Caregiver Jumping

Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin (PI, HDQM) and Dr. Brenda Jones Harden (Co-PI) at CECEI were awarded funding from the Maryland State Department of Education for an external evaluation of the Efficacy of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) project which supports the provision of early childhood mental health services across the State. 

Daughter with her two dads

CECEI Executive Director Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin was quoted in The Washington Post about Sesame Street’s debut of a family with two dads during Pride Month, noting that the program has always been “ahead of the curve in terms of modeling diversity in all forms.”

Adult reading to infant

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children's 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families spotlights Executive Director of CECEI Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin as a keynote presenter. In her presentation, she discusses the critical work of early childcare educators and interventionists in low-resourced communities, the personal challenges they often face in these roles, and the promise of comprehensive community schools in addressing these challenges.

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

CECEI was honored to co-sponsor a virtual talk with the Language and Literacy Research Center (LLRC) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek about re-defining and re-conceptualizing education. In her virtual presentation titled “Reimagining Education: A view from the science of learning,” Dr. Hirsh-Pasek, Professor of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, spoke to the impact of COVID-19 and how it presents the opportunity to “reimagine” early childhood education. Learn more about the talk and watch the full event recording.

Children and teacher with masks looking at tablet

In an EdSurge op-ed, Dr. Carlomagno Panlilio of PSU and Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Executive Director of CECEI, discuss trauma that educators are experiencing related to COVID-19, along with approaches that can help reduce the burden.

Teacher checking children's temperatures

Executive Director of CECEI Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Dr. Carlomagno Panlilio of Penn State University, & Dr. J. Bart Klika, Chief Research Officer with Prevent Child Abuse America, write op-ed in The Hill, "The epidemic behind the mask: COVID-related education inequities."

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CECEI is currently hiring. See our Career Opportunities page for more information on available positions.