SEEDS began through collaboration with a University of Minnesota study and involvement in the Minnesota Early Literacy Training Project. Over many years SEEDS has moved through Reading Corps PreK, Early Reading First Grants, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, CARES for Learning, and now FluentSeeds. Each of these entities has built upon our work through deep community partnerships, moving the SEEDS model forward for children and adults.
The model has undergone rigorous independent evaluations that prove its efficacy in preparing children for kindergarten and reading by grade 3.
SEEDS embeds the art and science of sensitive and responsive relationships into every interaction. SEEDS classrooms and homes have stood the test of time because they are defined by balanced interactions that support learners to feel respected and capable.