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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
Serving Head Start's Diverse Children and Families: What Is the Law? What Are the Regulations?

Head Start has a long history of serving linguistically and culturally diverse children and families. More than 140 languages are spoken in the program nationwide and almost 300,000 children speak a language other than English. Specific...

Publication 2013
"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
10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety

This tool, targeted toward parents of young children and the Head Start program staff who support them, introduces 10 actions that adults and programs should take to create a culture of safety, and then goes into detail about each of the...

Publication 2015
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
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
60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom

60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C) is a series of professional development training modules that highlight journal articles focused on culture, dual language learning, and best practices. This series of professional development...

Publication 2013
A Closer Look Policy Report: Child Care, Head Start, PreK Collaboration

This report presents findings from a multi-phased study that investigated the nature and impacts of collaborations among early care and education providers. The authors present a series of recommendations to help federal and state policymakers...

Publication 2012
A Latino-Based Framework for Early Childhood Educators

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to early childhood trainers and training institutions interested in building their capacity to respond to the Latino population. It is based on cultural values, principles, and best practices...

Publication 2002
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 Report on the Technological Enhancements Project Evaluation: Deepening Early Learning Experiences through Technology

As part of the Ready to Learn initiative, EDC researchers evaluated Technological Enhancements for the outreach efforts of three producers: Out of the Blue's Super Why! Technology Add-On; Sesame Workshop's The Electric Company School's Initiative...

Publication 2010
A Report on Tribal Language Revitalization in Head Start and Early Head Start

This report presents results from a project commissioned in 2015 by the Office of Head Start to learn about the efforts to support the cultural and linguistic diversity of the families and children in its programs, including language...

Publication 2016
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
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
Big Math for Little Kids: Preschool Curriculum Effectiveness

Published in Early Education and Development, this article presents findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial of Big Math for Little Kids—a curriculum designed to help teachers use play-based, developmentally appropriate...

Publication 2015
Breaking Down Silos, Joining Forces in Education

This article, published in Language Magazine, describes the availability of programs to help young English learners become proficient in both the English language and in the content of...

Publication 2016
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
Building Capacity through an Early Education Leadership Academy

This policy brief was commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) as it begins designing an Early Education Leadership Academy for early learning and K–Grade 3 State Education Agency/Early Learning Agency (SEA/ELA)...

Publication 2014
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
CEELO Fast Fact: Peer Learning Community Guide

This guide provides a thorough overview of essential steps to take to establish and sustain a Peer Learning Community (PLC). The authors begin by defining a PLC, go on to describe phases of PLC development and implementation, and then provide an...

Publication 2014
Center for Early Learning Professionals Tip Sheet Series

These nine tip sheets provide early childhood program leaders and educators with user-friendly information about strategies to improve the quality of care for young children. Topics include child assessment; family communication, involvement, and...

Publication 2016