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Welcome to the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention is a collaborative initiative between the Chair and the faculty in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) and the Chair and the faculty in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) within the College of Education. The mission of CECEI is to conduct 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.

News & Announcements

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: 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.


Bainum Family Fund Supports Development of Trauma-Sensitive Curriculum: CECEI thanks the Bainum Family Fund for providing funding to support the development of a trauma-sensitive curriculum. Recent findings have shown the extent of how traumatic experiences affect children’s brain structures and socio-emotional functioning. Therefore, training to help educators address the learning needs of young children who have experienced trauma is sorely needed.


CECEI Receives Grant to Develop Preschool Curriculum: CECEI was recently awarded a grant by the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a project-based preschool curriculum. Titled “Children Study Their World”, this curriculum will integrate all areas of learning and focus on the processes of inquiry and child-directed investigation. The finished product will be app-based and free to use for preschool providers throughout the state of Maryland.


Check out the Prince George's County Family Resource Guide. This guide is intended to provide families with the information they need to promote the optimum health, development and learning of the county’s young children... read more




CECEI is hiring research assistants for the fall and spring semesters. See our Career Opportunities page for more information on available positions.




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