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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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