Resource Library: Early Childhood

TA&D Center Website Resources

Doing What Works Preschool Language and Literacy - Evidence-Based Practices The What Works Clearinghouse has reviewed the research on two practices used in center-based settings with 3- to 5-year-old children who are not yet in kindergarten, as well as a number of specific curricula. The positive results for practices are the foundation for the content on Doing What Works.

Early Childhood Community Modules This site is an initiative of the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge and the FPG Child Development Institute.

Center on Instruction Literacy, Math, SpEd, ELL

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - OSEP Funded Early Childhood Projects

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Resources Search Areas: Juvenile Justice, Early Childhood, Developmental Disabilities, Online Training Module, Elementary, Middle and High School, Families, Mental Health, RtI Systems.

Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems. This blueprint, developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), focuses on the policies that connect professional development activities and that support and make possible an effective implementation of a state system of professional development. It highlights policy principles and essential policy areas that build or sustain an integrated system—a system that ensures quality in all settings in which early childhood professionals work. These principles and highlighted policy areas look beyond the status quo; they are aimed at the development and retention of a competent and stable early childhood workforce—a skilled cadre of effective, diverse, and adequately compensated professionals. For related materials go to NAEYC's webiste: http://www.naeyc.org/policy/ecwsi#blueprint

State Specific Resources

Families Helping Children Become Better Readers A Literacy Resource Kit for Parents (2007, Tennessee SIG)

Early On Michigan Early Intervention System

Minnesota's Rural Outreach for Parents of Newborns

Distance / Virtual 


Use of Implementation Frameworks

Active Implementation Frameworks for Program Success: How to Use Implementation Science to Improve Outcomes for Children. NIRN Associate Director Allison Metz and Implementation Specialist Leah Bartley have co-authored an article for Zero to Three, the journal of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. The article outlines how the science of implementation and the use of evidence-based Active Implementation Frameworks can close the research-to-practice gap in early childhood and ensure sustainable program success.