RMC Research offers evidence-based Early Learning resources to help educators and policymakers improve teaching and learning for all young children birth to age five. The materials are designed to facilitate children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development by providing instructional support in the content areas of emergent literacy, mathematics, and science. Materials also highlight early intervention for struggling learners and evidence-based instructional strategies for children who are learning English to support classroom diversity and differentiated instruction.
Technical Report: Recommendations for Future Early Childhood Literacy Research
This technical report, based on the research synthesis of the NELP (National Early Literacy Panel) report, phone interviews with the writers of the NELP report, and a panel of nationally recognized early learning experts, provides guidance for families, caregivers, and early childhood educators as they support young childrenâ€™s language development and emergent literacy skills and makes recommendations for the future direction of early literacy research.
Contributions of Emergent Literacy Skills to Name Writing, Letter Writing, and Spelling in Preschool Children
This document discusses a research study focused on the connection between emergent literacy skills, name writing, letter writing, and spelling in preschool children.
Repeated Book Reading and Preschoolers' Early Literacy Development
This synthesis of research provides evidence of the positive impact repeated book reading has on the language and literacy development of young children.
Early Literacy: Policy and Practice in the Preschool Years
This article in the April 2006 issue of the Preschool Policy Brief series is a synthesis of early literacy research, translating early literacy research findings into recommendations for policy and education.
Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills: Linking Children's Educational Needs with Empirically Supported Instructional Activities
This resource explores how early childhood assessment informs instruction and intervention, highlighting screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments.
Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child Care and Family Providers
This booklet by early learning experts for the National Institute for Literacy is an evidence-based document, written in user-friendly language for families, caregivers, and preschool teachers.
Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel: A Scientific Synthesis of Early Literacy Development and Implications for Intervention
This National Early Literacy Panel report provides a scientific synthesis of early childhood research, exploring the variables that impact literacy development.
This 60-minute webcast features early learning experts who discuss children's language development and how parents and preschool teachers can support and build a foundation for reading and writing skills. Video clips that depict children in home and preschool environments add to the clarity of this resource.
A Child Becomes a Reader: Birth through Preschool (3rd Edition)
This booklet written by early learning experts for the National Institute for Literacy provides user-friendly guidance for families, caregivers, and early childhood educators as they support young children's language development and emergent literacy skills.
Ask the Cognitive Scientist: What is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
In this American Educator's Summer 2008 article, a noted cognitive scientist explores the term "developmentally appropriate practice" (DAP) and discusses the importance of understanding learning variability when planning instruction.
CONNECT Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices
This comprehensive module focuses on Dialogic Reading, an evidence-based instructional practice that builds oral language development, especially for children who live in poverty or lack age-appropriate language skills, by implementing a systematic approach to shared storybook reading.
Issue Brief: Promoting Social, Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes of Young Children Served under IDEA
This resource is just one of many documents on the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children website that support positive behavior outcomes for young children.
The Promise of Preschool: Why We Need Early Education for All
This article, published in the Spring 2010 issue of American Educator, focuses on the importance of high quality early education.
Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success
Highlighting the key aspects of language and literacy development from birth to grade 3, this resource translates research findings into every day practice and clearly identifies the skills that children must master to succeed in reading.
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development
A must read for early childhood leaders and policymakers, this book is a comprehensive resource that focuses on the scientific study of child development and how environmental factors impact early learning.
Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction
This resource is the first in a set of booklets, Cornerstones: An Early Literacy Series, that provide instructional guidance for early childhood caregivers, teachers, and leaders.
Learning to Talk and Listen: An Oral Language Resource for Early Childhood Caregivers
This resource is the second in the Cornerstones: An Early Literacy Series publications which are based on the findings of the National Early Literacy Panel about early literacy development.
Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy
This Brookings Institute paper reviews the effectiveness of several federally funded preK programs: Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visiting (Nurse-Family Partnership) programs.
A Study of Classroom Literacy Interventions and Outcomes in Even Start
This report presents the findings of a two-year research study that explored the impact of language and literacy curricula used in Even Start classrooms.
Preschool Language and Literacy - Use Interactive and Dialogic Reading
This resource provides information and instructional tools to support the implementation of interactive and dialogic reading.