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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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