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
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
Supporting Dual Language Learners at EDC

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...

Publication 2017
Early Childhood at EDC

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...

Publication 2017
Early STEM Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM...

Publication 2017
Supporting the Whole Child at EDC

This fact sheet provides an overview of some of EDC's work to strengthen systems and services to help families, home visitors, community members, educators, and health care professionals ensure that all young children have the health care, social...

Publication 2017
5 Ways That Playing Games Helps Children Learn Math

Designed for early childhood teachers and families, this 1-pager describes five ways that playing games supports children in learning important mathematics ideas in fun ways, as well as promoting children's school readiness and success. The...

Publication 2017
Foundations of Science Literacy

This study, published in Early Education and Development,  presents the results of efficacy research on Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL), a comprehensive...

Publication 2017
New Directions for Educational Media

This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report Reflections on the Ready To Learn...

Publication 2017
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes: Year 4 Evaluation Report

This report to the U.S. Department of Education on the work of EDC and its partners in the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) presents the impact of CEELO’s work in FY 2016. The CEELO initiative “...

Publication 2016
Early Literacy Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early literacy...

Publication 2016
Promising Approaches to Engaging Families in the Mediation of Science and Art Activities with Preschoolers

This brief presents findings on promising practices for family engagement from EDC’s evaluation of PNC Financial Services Group’s Grow Up Great® multi-year, bilingual initiative. Grow Up Great® is designed to help teachers and families prepare...

Publication 2016
Promising Approaches to Involving Teachers in the Mediation of Science and Art Activities with Preschoolers

This brief presents findings on promising practices for teachers from EDC’s evaluation of PNC Financial Services Group’s Grow Up Great® multi-year, bilingual initiative. Grow Up Great® is designed to help teachers and families prepare children—...

Publication 2016
In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

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. The authors' essays focus on: 1) Characteristics of EDC's...

Publication 2016
5 Key Practices and 10 Ideas for Educators to Assist with Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

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...

Publication 2016
Resilient Kids: 10 Effective Strategies to Build Young Children's Bounce

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...

Publication 2016
Accountability in Early Childhood Education

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...

Publication 2016
Building State P–3 Systems: Learning from Leading States

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....

Publication 2016