News Archive

CECEI hosted a table at Maryland Day on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. We had games and storytime for families. Family members and CECEI volunteers read books to children and played book-related games with them. We made a handout for guests with information about local and general family resources.

The Effects of Early Parenting Behaviors on Children’s Stress Responses: We sat down with Dr. Sarah Blankenship to discuss her research, which focuses on the development of depression in children and particularly the transmission of depression from mothers to children. Her research has found evidence suggesting links between parenting styles, children’s physical responses and later changes in the brain, and the subsequent development of depression in children. Read this interview and learn more about her research and how it developed from studies of rodents.  

CECEI Awarded Grant to Evaluate Maryland’s Early Intervention & Preschool Special Education Services:

CECEI has received a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education in support of an ongoing evaluation of Maryland’s early intervention and preschool special education service delivery models. CECEI has completed the first phase of this project, which involved examining and summarizing Maryland’s existing systems of service delivery. Now, we move onto Phase 2, which involves studying the interventions offered within each delivery model and analyzing resource allocations within and across local programs.

Transitioning to a New School Year

Transitions can be tough, especially if your child has special needs. In this blog post we interviewed Lynette Russell, an Early Childhood Special Education Instructional Specialist in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Lynette shared with us ways that parents can help their young children adjust to the new school year.

Back to School Tips for Parents

It's back to school time! Read our latest blog post for tips on how parents can ease the transition for preschoolers.

2016 Summer Institute

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention was proud to host a Summer Institute for Early Childhood Special Educators. Funded through a grant from the Bainum Family Fund, the Summer Institute focused on literacy, mathematics, special education strategies, and best practices for early childhood educators.

CECEI Receives Grant to Evaluate Maryland’s Preschool Development Expansion Grant Program

In 2014, Maryland was one of 18 states awarded federal Preschool Expansion Grants, designed to expand public preschool opportunities to more low and moderate-income children and their families. The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded a grant to CECEI to examine the reach, impact, and overall satisfaction with Maryland's pre-kindergarten expansion efforts. CECEI’s evaluation will address a range of questions related to the effectiveness of the preschool expansion from both a descriptive and an explanatory perspective.

CECEI Blog Up and Running

CECEI is excited to share its first blog post! The CECEI blog will disseminate research findings on child development, early childhood education and intervention, and health and education policy. Our goal is to help parents and practitioners stay informed and learn ways to promote children's health and development. Check out our first post on Promoting Attachment and Early Development.

Bainum Family Foundation supports Evaluation of the Implementation of Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Quality Improvement Network to Improve Early Learning across Washington, D.C.

CECEI has received a grant from the Bainum Family Foundation to support the evaluation of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education Quality Improvement Network initiative. This implementation study will examine how a Early Head Start Child Care partnership is being realized in the District of Columbia.The Washington, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) was recently awarded a five-year Early Head Start (EHS) Child Care (CC) Partnership grant to improve the quality and quantity of infant/toddler child care slots in the city via the development of a Quality Improvement Network (QIN). The goal of the QIN is to improve the quality of the 3,300 subsidy infant/toddler slots that OSSE already supports, and to add 1,000 new high-quality child care slots to the pool.

Bainum Family Foundation Supports Summer Institutes for PGCPS Early Childhood Educators

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.

Clarvit Family supports CECEI

The College of Education extends its gratitude to the Clarvit family for their recent gift, a leadership investment in a new Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, to be undertaken in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The new Center envisioned by the College will be devoted to high-quality research on early childhood and special education as well as early intervention programs and strategies. Read more