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 Typesort descending Year
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Child Care Partnerships

This report was the result of a collaborative study by the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Collaboration Office and the Quality in Linking Together: Early Education Partnerships (QUILT) project located at EDC. The purpose of the study was...

Publication 2003
STEM Smart Brief Series

EDC is the National Science Foundation's partner in disseminating the findings of the National Research Council's Successful K-12 STEM Education and ...

Publication 2014
Next Generation Preschool Math Study Poster

Ashley Lewis Presser's research process for the Next Generation Preschool Math project, including a detailed look at the structure of Next Generation Preschool Math Curriculum—a blend of digital games and classroom activities....

Publication 2012
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
A National Snapshot of State-Level Collaboration for Early Care and Education

In this EDC Child Care Collaboration Study research brief, the authors present findings from an online national survey of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, Head Start State Collaboration Office Directors, and State...

Publication 2015
A Walk in the Woods: A Home/School Collaboration to Support Young Children’s Science Learning

The Arnold Arboretum is a public “tree museum” that sits on more than 300 acres of parkland in Boston. Like many public parks, the arboretum uses a percentage of its funding to provide nature education for adults and schoolchildren, facilitated...

Publication 2010
Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published a new article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary. The article provides a review of the...

Publication 2016
Screening Dual Language Learners in Early Head Start and Head Start

Developed in collaboration with staff from the National Head Start Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, this guide provides program leaders with the tools they need to plan, implement, and evaluate their screening processes for dual language...

Publication 2014
Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K-2: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

This book offers 25 new formative assessment probes specifically for Grades K–2 and directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Formative assessment probes help teachers identify students’ understandings and misunderstandings of key math...

Publication 2013
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
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016
Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

Publication 2003
Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection Using a Picture-Storybook Intervention

Published in "Psychological Science," this article describes a study that examined 5- to 8-year-olds’ capacities to learn a basic but theoretically coherent mechanistic explanation of adaptation through a custom storybook intervention. The...

Publication 2014
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the mission, goals, action strategies, guiding principles, and staffing structure of the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO). One of 22 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s...

Publication 2012
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
Developing Essential Understanding of Geometry and Measurement for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2

In this book for inservice and pre-service pre-K through grade-2 teachers, the authors focus on essential knowledge for teachers about geometry and measurement, two of the most challenging topics for students. Readers will learn to develop...

Publication 2014
The Importance of Executive Function in Early Science Education

The authors argue that executive function capacity plays a critical role in the ability of preschoolers to test and revise hypotheses and that young children can test hypotheses before they are able to revise or confirm those hypotheses. They...

Publication 2011
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
Data Collection and Use in Early Childhood Education Programs: Evidence from the Northeast Region

In this report, the authors discuss a recent study that examined the data that preschool administrators and teachers collect and how they use those data. Administrators and teachers at seven preschools in a mid-sized city in the Northeast were...

Publication 2015
Preschool Teachers Can Use a PBS KIDS Transmedia Curriculum Supplement to Support Young Children’s Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This report presents findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study. The study examined whether a PBS KIDS transmedia mathematics curriculum implemented by teachers in early learning centers could positively affect...

Publication 2013