Evidence-based Practice for Working with Young Children and Their Families


Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25-26, 2019
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

St. John's vista

Join us at the 2019 Summer Institute!

Register here

Early bird rate (until April 6): $220

Registration fee (after April 6): $245

During the Summer Institute:

  • Gain new insights and develop new skills for your work.
  • Interact with other professionals who support infants, toddlers, and young children and their families.
  • Attend plenaries with your peers on Tuesday and Wednesday before your selected session.
  • Enjoy networking and community-building activities like a lunchtime barbecue, an evening dessert reception, and St. John’s all-you-can-eat ice cream and Johnny Bread!


Leaders from Wayzata Public School District’s Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education departments talk about the benefits experienced by staff and the children they serve by attending the Summer Institute together as a team.

Wayzata Public Schools professionals

View the video.


Contact Deb Ottman at dottman@umn.edu or 612-624-7395.

Our funder:

Minnesota Department of Education

Our sponsor:

Minnesota Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children