Early childhood

Isabelle Morris writes on a sheet of paper while another person looks on.

Autistic, not sorry

Isabelle Morris is using her lived experience of autism to shape the future of autism research.


Zamzam Dini in a photo with members of the Organization for Women Empowerment NGO.

Leadership in Liberia

Grad student Zamzam Dini’s efforts abroad provide insights into how best to support immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota.

Safia Dockter and Solomiia Kuchma pose in a classroom.

Article sparks Ukrainian connection

A student’s reflections on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a heartwarming connection with a Ukrainian schoolgirl in Minneapolis.


Portrait of Professor Jodi Dworkin, photo of a child looking down at a cell phone
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Talking screen time with U of M

University of Minnesota Professor Jodi Dworkin discusses advice for parents to help manage children’s screen time.

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Talking autism with U of M

About one in 34 or 3% of 8-year-old children in Minnesota have been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Jennifer Hall-Lande, Ph.D., psychologist and research associate at the Institute on Community Integration and the Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain (MIDB), shares her expertise on how to support a child with autism.

Portrait of Ellen Demerath in a hospital setting.
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Talking the baby formula shortage with the U of M

Since early May 2022, grocery stores and pharmacies across the U.S. have been scrambling to find supplies of infant formula, an essential food for babies up to six months of age who are not receiving breast milk.

Early childhood Story Archive

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