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 Yearsort descending
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
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
Implementation Strategies for Improving STEM Education and Workforce Development in Massachusetts: A Survey of Key Policy Makers

This policy brief was developed in response to the Goddard Council’s need for a stronger strategic direction to inform its work. The report provides recommendations based on an analysis of national and state reports and interviews with the...

Publication 2009
STEM Education in Maine: Briefing Paper

Addressing the issue of preparedness of Maine students for jobs in STEM areas has been a concern of the legislature, the Maine Department of Education, the Office of the Governor, and a number of business and research institutes across the state...

Publication 2010
A State for Excellence: New Jersey Boosts Learning Power with Online Video Resources

New Jersey is using Success at the Core to enhance professional development for teachers. The authors describe the state's experiences with the online...

Publication 2011
Dual Language Learners in State Early Learning Guidelines and Standards

This resource prepared for the Head Start National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness provides an at-a-glance overview of how dual language learning is referenced in the early learning guidelines in the U.S. states and territories....

Publication 2012
Changing Cultures and Building Capacity: An Exploration of District Strategies for Implementation of Teacher Evaluation Systems

In recent years, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have coalesced around educator evaluation as a critical lever for reforming teaching and learning. National and local policy changes have proliferated, and districts across the country...

Publication 2012
Designing Innovations for Implementation at Scale: An Emerging Framework for Increasing System Capacity

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a national research and development center that focuses on identifying the combination of essential components and the programs, practices, processes and policies that make some high...

Publication 2012
Head Start Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Catalogue, Volume 2: Native and Heritage Language Preservation, Revitalization, and Maintenance

Part of a series of three, this volume provides resources on efforts to preserve heritage languages and life ways of American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Island, and other indigenous communities. Catalogue entries showcase resources and...

Publication 2012
Governance Readiness Tool

This tool helps Head Start governing bodies and leaders assess their capacity to effectively oversee a Head Start program. It consists of indicator worksheets, a governance readiness plan, and resources.

Publication 2013
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes YouTube Channel

Provided by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) for which EDC is the managing partner, this channel offers videos of interest to early learning teachers, leaders, and policy-...

Video 2013
Compliance with Care: A Crosswalk Between the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Caring for our Children (CFOC), 3rd Edition

This interactive Crosswalk demonstrates the connections between the mandatory Head Start Program Performance Standards and the voluntary Caring For Our Children standards. Together, both sets of standards help Head Start health managers plan,...

Publication 2013
Mathematical Practice Institute

EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute (MPI) offers a variety of free online resources, including the Habits of Mind blog, as well as professional development, technical assistance, curriculum...

Publication 2014
Oceans of Data Institute

EDC's Oceans of Data Institute is working to bring Big Data into the pre-college classroom. Its website offers an array of free resources, information about its current intiatives, and updates on its research, convenings of experts, and...

Publication 2014
NCCLR Noteworthy App 2.0

The NCCLR Noteworthy app helps Head Start staff, NCCLR workshop participants, and others record (and realize!) training goals and more. There are four ways to use the app:

  • Note it ! Write down key points, resources, URLs, and...

Publication 2014
Developing a Coherent Research Agenda: Lessons from the REL Northeast & Islands Research Agenda Workshops

This report by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) at EDC describes a workshop process and toolkit that guides alliances of educators and researchers in working together to identify relevant research questions and...

Publication 2014
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
Health Moments App

Healthy behaviors are one way to help children stay healthy so they can focus on learning. Home visitors have a unique opportunity to help families learn more about healthy behaviors. The first step is finding a good time to bring up these topics...

Publication 2014
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