Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Year
Mastery Motivation: Persistence and Problem Solving in Preschool

This article, published in Teaching Young Children, explains ways to support mastery motivation (persistence at mastering challenging tasks or activities) in preschool. 

Publication 2017
Play Games, Learn Math! Explore Numbers and Counting with Dot Card and Finger Games

This article, published in Teaching Young Children, is the first article in a series about math games and how they support preschooler math readiness.

Publication 2017
Key Takeaways and Next Steps Graphic Recording

This graphic recording captures the "Key Takeaways and Next Steps" discussion at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event on September 19, 2017. The session featured remarks by Titus Dosremdios (Strategies for Children), Samantha Dynowski (...

Publication 2017
Early Childhood Care and Education: A Prudent Investment

This article, published on Connecticut by the Numbers, provides a reseached-based perspective on the long-term positive effects of investment in early childhood programs on children's achievement, with a focus on state of Connecticut.

Publication 2017
Ellen Galinsky Keynote Graphic Recording

This graphic recording captures Ellen Galinsky's remarks during a keynote presentation she gave at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event on September 19, 2017. During the keynote, she discussed the important role that early childhood...

Publication 2017
P-3 Community Partnerships Handout

This handout is the companion piece to a presentation by David Jacobson that described the variety of new models for improving early learning and development...

Publication 2017
Commissioners' Panel on Early Childhood: "A View from the Top"

This graphic recording shares key points made during a panel at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event. The panel featured three New England policymakers—Ken Wagner (Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education), Tom Weber (...

Publication 2017
"Early Childhood: What's Next?" September 19 Event

On September 19, 2017, EDC hosted "Early Childhood—What’s Next?” at its headquarters in Waltham, Mass. During the all-day event, over 100 New England early...

Publication 2017
Building an Early Learning Nation

Ellen Galinsky (Bezos Family Foundation) was the keynote speaker at EDC's September 19, 2017 event, "Early Childhood: What's Next?" In her presentation, she focused on the importance of early childhood experiences in building the skills necessary...

Publication 2017
Nurturing Mathematical Mindsets: Promoting Preschoolers’ Mastery Motivation and Mathematical Thinking

This presentation by Kristen Reed and Jessica Young discusses how early childhood educators can promote mathematical thinking, mastery motivation (or persistence at challenging tasks), and problem solving through the effective use of math games....

Publication 2017
Technology Tools and Early Learning: Parents' and Teachers' Use of Digital Media to Support Healthy Development

This presentation by Shelley Pasnik discusses the controversial yet growing ubiquity of technology in young children’s lives, and the opportunity it provides to influence children’s learning. Educational media can enhance the school readiness and...

Publication 2017
CoIIN: A New Model for Continuous Quality Improvement

This presentation by Mary Mackrain and Nancy Topping-Tailby explores Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Networks (CoIINs), a continuous quality improvement approach adapted from the medical field. Evaluations indicate that CoIINs are an...

Publication 2017
P-3 Community Partnerships: School and Community Collaboration across the Early Years

This presentation by David Jacobson describes the variety of new models for improving early learning and development across the prenatal through grade 3 (P–3) continuum. Jacobson was a featured presenter at EDC's September 19, 2017 convening, "...

Publication 2017
Teaching Science with Confidence in Early Childhood Classrooms

This presentation by Cindy Hoisington and Jeff Winokur shares promising strategies for helping teachers of young children overcome some of the challenges they face as they teach science, technology, and engineering. Examples from the presenters'...

Publication 2017
Shifting from Reactive to Proactive: Promoting Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood

This presentation by Karen Cairone and Jess Gropen provides a brief introduction to executive functions and social emotional learning, and discusses why they are important for learning and health in early childhood and beyond. Cairone and Gropen...

Publication 2017
The Early Years

This article, published in Science and Children, provides resources and conversation for teachers on experiencing science inquiry in the early years (Prek-2).   

Publication 2017
Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document...

Publication 2017
Early Literacy Learning

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...

Publication 2017
Young Learners and Technology

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...

Publication 2017
Mathematical Structure and Error in Kindergarten

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.

Publication 2017