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
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and...

Publication 2003
Supporting Early Childhood Professionals Through Content-Focused Mentoring: A Resource Guide

This guide shares lessons learned from EDC's experience with content-focused mentoring work. It highlights early literacy content knowledge and discusses five essential aspects of content-focused mentoring, and provides extensive lists of...

Publication 2003
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003
The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures

Published in Science & Children, this article describes how everyday activities—such as building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. The authors...

Publication 2004
Partnering Programs Provide Comprehensive Services

This brief describes the screenings, referrals, and services offered by child care centers in partnership with Head Start and comparison centers not involved in partnership. Researchers found that centers in partnership are more likely to provide...

Publication 2004
Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended...

Publication 2004
Facilitator's Guide to Ways to Think About Mathematics

This guide provides staff developers, preservice educators, and mathematics department chairs with all the necessary tools to provide high-quality staff development in secondary mathematics. The materials were funded by the National Science...

Publication 2004
Connections & Commitments: Reflecting Latino Values in Early Childhood Programs

This books helps you teach Latino students more responsively by focusing on four key values shared by many Latino cultures: Familia/Family: Forming true alliances with the family network; Pertenencia/Belonging: Creating a sense of family and...

Publication 2005
The Young Scientist Series

Published by Redleaf Press, EDC’s three-volume Young Scientist Series helps teachers foster young children’s development of key science inquiry, language and literacy, and mathematics skills through a blend of play, science inquiry, and...

Publication 2005
Using the History of Science in the Chemistry Classroom

This site contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory chemistry classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to web resources on the history of chemistry, using the...

Publication 2005
Ohio Head Start Plus Study Final Report

This executive summary summarizes the findings of a survey research study of Ohio’s Title IV-A Head Start Plus Program examining differences in quality of care, teacher education/professional development, and access to services between...

Publication 2005
The Changing Mathematics Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography

This publication is an annotated bibliography of articles relevant to standards-based mathematics curriculum reform. It is intended for educators and communities considering the selection or implementation of standards-based mathematics...

Publication 2005
Collaboration Is Key: How a Community of Practice Promotes Technology Integration

Published in the Journal of Special Education Technology, this article describes how one professional development program used communities of practice to help teachers help each other integrate technology tools into the curriculum to...

Publication 2005
Child Care Head Start Partnership Study: Final Report

This report presents findings from the first phase of a longitudinal survey research study of child care centers that examined the nature and benefits of partnerships, as well as the differences between partnering and comparison centers....

Publication 2005
Child Care Head Start Partnership Study: Executive Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a longitudinal quantitative research study investigating the impact of child care/Head Start partnerships on quality of care and parents access to services.

Publication 2005
Explore It! Science Investigations in Out-of-School Programs

The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Internet resources and visits by science museum educators will...

Publication 2006
Insights: An Inquiry-Based Elementary School Science Curriculum

Insights is an innovative, inquiry-based, hands-on science curriculum for elementary school students. The full curriculum consists of 21 modules that represent a balance of life, earth, and physical science. The modules also highlight...

Publication 2006
Using the History of Science in the Physics Classroom

This product contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory physics classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to Web resources on the history of physics, using the...

Publication 2006
Child Care/Head Start Partnerships Snapshot: Benefits

This snapshot provides a summary of findings from a study on child care/Head Start partnerships. Researchers found that teachers in child care centers that partner with Head Start programs were more likely to receive employment benefits (e.g.,...

Publication 2006
Snapshot: Partnership Predicts Improved Classroom Quality

This snapshot presents a brief overview of some of the initial findings of the Child Care Quality Study. The authors summarize findings that indicate that child care centers that partner with Head Start programs demonstrate higher classroom...

Publication 2006