Dr. Terrie Rose earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota where she served as a statistician on the Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation and as the Associate Director for the Irving B. Harris Training Center for Infant and Toddler Development. She is a licensed child psychologist and the founder of Baby’s Space, a full-service child development center located in the heart of Minneapolis’s urban American Indian community.

Fulfilling her teenage dream of being an actor, Terrie is on stage as a national speaker training health and education professionals about child development, mental health diagnoses, trauma, and parenting. Her TEDx Talk From the Baby’s Point of View.

Dr. Rose weaves together the science and practical experiences of early development in her book Emotional Readiness: How Early Experience and Mental Health Predict School Success . Supporting high quality childcare, she authored PLAYbook, a comprehensive curriculum for infant, toddler, and three-year-olds. And, everyday experiences  everyday experiences and child development are available in bite-size bits through her blog. Additionally, Terrie co-authored dozens of articles and the STEEP manual, a preventive intervention program of parent education for at-risk parents and infants.

Because of her initiatives, vision, and national impact, Terrie is a Zero To Three and Ashoka Fellow. She has since received many local and national awards in recognition of her dedication to creating system-changing solutions to the urgent problems impacting young children and families.


Dr. Terrie Rose is an Ashoka Fellow

Outstanding Service Award 2011
Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health »

Paul Harris Fellowship 2011
Rotary Club of Edina

Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award 2011
Rotary Club of Edina MN

Lewis Hine Award 2011
National Child Labor Committee

Betty Hubbard Maternal & Child Health Leadership Award 2004
Minnesota Department of Health

Solnit Leadership Fellow 1999–2001
ZERO TO THREE, Washington DC