Early Learning

In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

Mon, 09/19/2016

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This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC's work to support teachers' professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC's resources for teachers.

In Support of Educators: Strategies That Work

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Resources to Help Parents Support Kids’ STEM Interests and Explorations

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Tracy McMahon has over 10 years of experience designing quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation studies. Much of her work focuses on program evaluations that seek to identify the effectiveness of formal and informal science education initiatives. In 2016, she co-authored the report Engineering for Every K-12 Student based on her team's work on a National Science Foundation-funded landscape study of K-12 engineering education in Massachusetts. Tracy is also a mom, and in this post she describes some free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources and programs that she hopes will be useful to other parents who are interested in the recent focus on STEM in their kids’ education. 

 

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5 Key Practices and 10 Ideas for Educators to Assist with Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Tue, 09/06/2016

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This EDC tip sheet responds to research findings that show that students with engaged families are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher level academic programs, be promoted on time and earn more credits, adapt better to school and attend more regularly, have better social skills and behaviors, and graduate and go on to post-secondary opportunities. Today, many K-12 schools are struggling to engage all families.

5 Key Practices and 10 Ideas for Educators to Assist with Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

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Resilient Kids: 10 Effective Strategies to Build Young Children's Bounce

Tue, 09/06/2016

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This EDC tip sheet focuses on resilience: the ability to bounce back from or cope with life’s difficulties. Resilient children seem to face difficulty with a sturdy disposition. Instead of fight, flight, or freeze, they seem to think, “How can I solve this problem?” This ability is very useful in and beyond the K-12 learning years, and educators and families can use this tip sheet's 10 simple, yet very effective, strategies to help build children's resilience.

Resilent Kids: 10 Effective Strategies to Help Build Young Children's Bounce

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Endangered Language Workshop

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10/14/2016
10/13 and 10/14: Washington, DC

On October 13 and 14, EDC researcher Ruth Rouvier will lead an invitation-only National Science Foundation-funded workshop that will engage experts in language acquisition, early childhood development, linguistics, statistics, and public health in examining the impact of endangered language documentation on young children.

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Accountability in Early Childhood Education

Mon, 08/01/2016

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This entry in the 2016 SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education provides an overview of accountability (monitoring, program evaluation, the use of data for continuous quality improvement, and collection of child assessment data to determine learning outcomes) in the current context of early care and education (ECE). It begins by explaining why accountability is important.

Accountability in Early Childhood Education

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8 pp.

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Building State P–3 Systems: Learning from Leading States

Fri, 08/26/2016

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The author of this policy report focuses on three case-study states and their experiences implementing prenatal-through-third-grade (P–3) state policies and developing significant grant programs to fund regional and local P–3 partnerships. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the P–3 continuum, including prenatal and infant and toddler care, preschool education, and early elementary education.

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