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Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
With young children home more than ever due to early care and education program closures, parents and caregivers are turning to technology to support learning. REL Central has compiled guidance and research on using technology and media…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Reports & Papers
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Executive Summary
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
Lawrence Sharmila, June, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list identifies resources from 2010 to 2017 that highlight resources on science in early care and education under the following categories: 1) Policy resources, 2) Promising practices, 3) Professional development and teacher…
Early Childhood STEM Working Group, January, 2017
Other
This report offers four guiding principles and six actionable recommendations. The guiding principles are overarching conceptual commitments about young children and STEM education. At the same time, they are specifically intended to correct larger…
Early Childhood STEM Working Group, January, 2017
Executive Summary
The report is intended to provide guidance to education leaders, including school and district leaders and decision makers, policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels, researchers, and those who fund education initiatives. It offers four…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Doster Steve, Watson Sara D., Taggart Amy Dawson, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Citing multiple studies and sources of data, this brief compiles research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood and on the STEM skills gap in Pennsylvania. Identifying the current and future need for a STEM skilled…
Lee Joan, October, 2016
Other
The purpose of this policy brief is to: - Provide guiding principles for early educators (including those in home settings), early learning programs, schools, and families on the use of technology by young children to support them in making informed…
Suddreth Diana, Throndsen Jennifer, Wiebke Sara, 14 April, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes the implementation (demographics, equipment, and usage) of Utah's UPSTART program for the sixth-year cohort and the research methods, outcome measures, and literacy results for the cohort. Longitudinal data, a participant cost…
Ludwig Meredith J., Marklein Mary Beth, Song Mengli, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2010, Wolf Trap Foundation received a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program (AEMDD) to develop a program that would apply Wolf Trap's PD approach to science,…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) is a home-based preschool program developed and provided by Waterford to prepare preschool children for school and future academic success. The Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), January, 2016
Executive Summary
Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) is a home-based preschool program developed and provided by Waterford to prepare preschool children for school and future academic success. The Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI…
Pasnik Shelley, Hupert Naomi, 2016
Other
This article provides teaching and learning recommendations concerning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content in the early childhood education field, focusing on the use of supportive technologies.