Early Childhood Education Resources

Early Childhood Education Resources

NDPC/N Materials

Introducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Is Recess the Most Underutilized Opportunity in Schools Today?. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Investing in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for the 4K Program. (2015). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Applications of the Reggio Emilia Approach to U.S. Early Childhood Education Classrooms. (2012). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Poverty and School Success: Challenges and Opportunities with Under-Resourced Students. (2012). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Building the Foundation for School Success: Introducing The Parent-Child Home Program. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2010).  Video: Parent-Child Home Program.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.


Reardon, S. F., Portilla, X. A. (2016). Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry. AERA Open.

Heckman, J. J. (2012).  Invest in Early Childhood Development: Reduce Deficits, Strengthen the Economy. Heckman Institute.

Kids Count Data Book. (2009).   Baltimore, MD : The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Fairbanks, S., Sugai, G., Guardino, D., & Lathrop, M. (2007).  Response to Intervention: Examining Classroom Behavior Support in Second Grade  pdf. Exceptional Children, 73(3), 288-310.

Barnett, W. S., Lamy, C., & Jung, K. (2005).  The effects of state prekindergarten programs on young children’s school readiness in five states  pdf. The National Institute for Early Education Research.

Karoly, L. A., Kilburn, M. R., & Cannon, J. S. (2005).  Early childhood interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise  pdf. RAND Corporation.

Carr, M. (2001).  Assessment in early childhood settings: Learning stories. Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, Inc..

Behrman, R. E. (Ed.). (2001).  Caring for infants and toddlers. The Future of Children  pdf. The Future of Children, 11(1)

Hinkle, D. (2000).  School involvement in early childhood. Washington, DC : U.S. Department of Education.

Reardon, S.F., & Portilla, X.A. (2016). Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry.

West, J., Denton, K., & Germino-Hausken, E. (2000).  America’s kindergartners: Findings from the early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class of 1998-99, Fall 1998. Jessup, MD : US Department of Education.


Increasing Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education
A state-by-state guide to the The U.S. Department of Educations’s Early Childhood Education Initiative.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education
sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America’s young children are successful in school and beyond and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families

Partnership for America’s Economic Success

The Future of Children
disseminates timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research