Early Learning

Early Literacy Learning

Fri, 09/01/2017

Author(s): 

Kimberly Elliott, Jennifer Crandell

Strong literacy skills are crucial to all children's school readiness, school success, and lifelong learning. Across the U.S. and around the world, EDC supports families and teachers in building children’s early language and literacy skills. This brief spotlights some of our literacy-related studies, resources, and evidence-based programs.

Early Literacy

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Young Learners and Technology

Fri, 09/01/2017

Author(s): 

Kimberly Elliott, Shelley Pasnik

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and health promotion. This fact sheet describes how we work with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to ensure all children and families thrive.

Young Learners and Technology

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Everyone's Worried About Fake News: What Can Teachers Do About It?

In this article, EDC experts Eliza Fabillar, Tony Streit, and Bill Tally share their insights on the crucial importance of teachers fostering students' media literacy, informed use of social media, and civil discourse: "Not only do teachers need to help their students understand the difference between real and fake news stories, but they need to guide them in learning how to consume, understand, and create media that is relevant to their lives...In a democratic society, it’s every teacher’s responsibility to educate their students on how to be citizens, and being able to make sense of media is a critical part of that education...We need to make media literacy instruction more nimble to better address the media environments in which young people are spending time. This means talking about social media and having real conversations about truth, ethics, and the responsibilities of digital citizenship..."

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EDC Newsroom

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Mon, 08/21/2017

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Math Is Integral to Early Childhood Learning

EDC’s Next Generation Preschool Math and Games for Young Mathematicians projects are spotlighted in the National Science Teachers Association blog post, “Math is Integral to Early Childhood STEM Learning.”

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National Science Teachers Association Blog

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Wed, 07/19/2017

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Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

In this article, Education Development Center science expert and Wheelock College instructor Jeff Winokur weighs in on the important role that hands-on exploration plays in learning and literacy: "Connecting the books to the real world is the best thing parents can do," says Jeff Winokur. "It's important to give kids physical experiences and a chance to talk about them," says Winokur, who remembers learning to dislike science by reading about it.

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NPR

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Mon, 07/10/2017

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National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop

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07/31/2017
Washington, DC

EDC Senior Prevention Specialist Adam Swanson, Senior Project Director David Jacobson, and Senior Vice President Jerry Reed will present sessions and lead panels at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop, "The Neurocognitive and Pyschosocial Aspects of Viole

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Mathematical Structure and Error in Kindergarten

Sat, 07/01/2017

Author(s): 

E. Paul Goldenberg, Sharon J. Miller, Cynthia J. Carter, Kristen E. Reed

This article, published in NAEYC's Young Children, shows how wrong answers can reveal children's attention to mathematical structure.  It also looks at how young children use patterns in language to make mathematical meaning.

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Supporting Dual Language Learners at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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Kimberly Elliott

Promoting young children’s dual language proficiency by engaging them in rich learning experiences in both their home language and English gives them a running start to long-term success in life.This fact sheet provides an overview of some of EDC's work to strengthen P-3 programs and systems to foster dual language proficiency and improve outcomes for young dual language learners. In all of this work, we seek to build educator capacity to support language development, engage families, and sustain strong family-school-community partnerships.

Dual Language Learners Brief

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Early Childhood at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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This brief describes EDC's deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time. In the brief, we share what it takes to improve the quality of early childhood services and describe some of the efforts that we are leading across the U.S. and around the world to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families.

Early Childhood brief

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8 pp.

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