In January 2013, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program (CRNRP) partnered with
Cedar-Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement (CHANCE) at the University of
Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs to explore the challenges and opportunities related to
early childhood development in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. This Executive Summary will
supplement a final report to be complete in May 2013, and is meant to summarize the most significant
and compelling information resulting from an extensive review of relevant literature and resources
related to early childhood development, three focus groups with parents in the neighborhood, and indepth
interviews with residents, community leaders, and child development service practitioners. In
reflection of the challenges and opportunities identified in this study, recommendations are provided
which outline potential future efforts for the community to work together to ensure that all children in
the neighborhood have the opportunity and support to learn, grow, and succeed during their most
Professional paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Public Policy
Santori, Matthew; Wagner, Maureen.
Early Childhood Development Services in Cedar-Riverside: Landscape Analysis and Strategic Action Plan.
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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