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
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
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

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
Summer 2016 Quick-Click Tour: New Resources

This "quick-click" tour offers a fast way to explore some of our many new 2016 resources including books, chapters, reports, briefs, instructional resources, and multimedia. Bookmark the link and check back: More will be added.

Publication 2016
Summary of a Literature Review on Implementation, Systems Change, and Continuous Improvement

EDC's integrated conceptual model for technical assistance—and our design and strategic plans for working with school districts to enhance student outcomes—is informed and guided by research on implementation, systems change, and continuous...

Publication 2015
Implementing Quality Improvement to Achieve Breakthrough Change

This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) and shares promising early evidence of achieving "breakthrough change" for the vulnerable young children and families served by the...

Publication 2015
Adobe Youth Voices App

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) initiative. Throughout AYV’s nine-year...

Publication 2016
Health Tips for Home Visitors to Prevent the Spread of Illness

In Head Start and Early Head Start, home visitors regularly meet with families to support them in enhancing their  children's healthy development, safety, well-being, and school readiness. Home visitors are required to have knowledge and...

Publication 2016
MassCAN Strategic Plan 2015–2018

The Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), founded in 2013, is a public-private coalition of education, industry, nonprofit, and academic partners who share a common interest in transforming computer science education. MassCAN...

Publication 2015
Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkits

Published by Brookes, the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Pre-K and K-3 toolkits are research-based instruments that enable teachers, leaders, and researchers to observe, assess, and enhance literacy instruction. Both...

Publication 2008
MassCAN Briefing Book

Founded in 2013, the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) is a partnership of organizations collaborating to inspire and educate students in the field of computer science and prepare them to lead and innovate in a future economy...

Publication 2016
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
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
The Health Manager's Orientation Guide

This resource for Head Start program health managers provides tools, resources, and information designed to help them determine what needs their attention, how to structure their work, and ways to develop professionally.  The guide covers...

Publication 2015
Examples of State Guidance to Determine and Verify Income Eligibility for Prekindergarten Programs

This CEELO Fast Fact resource provides examples of state guidance to determine and verify income eligibility for prekindergarten programs. States and districts are facing challenges in managing different processes for determining and verifying...

Publication 2015
Logic Models for Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: Workshop Toolkit

This toolkit, developed by REL Northeast & Islands for use by schools, districts, and states (and other groups serving them), helps practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate...

Publication 2015
Reducing Challenging Behavior

This flyer describes an EDC blended learning program that helps early childhood teachers, home visitors, mental health providers, Part C staff, and others draw on evidence-based practices that ensure children's resilience, wellness, and school...

Publication 2015
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
Quality Measures: Partnership Effectiveness Continuum

Principals are key to improving schools, but too often the programs that train them don’t adequately prepare principals for the challenges they will face leading schools. One way to change this is for school districts and training providers to...

Publication 2014