Resource Materials on Early Childhood Development
A full downloadable list of these resource materials can be found here.
- MAKING CHANGE AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS
- THE COSTS OF DEFICIENT EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEMS
- THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT TO HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
- ISSUES IN IMPLEMENTING EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
- NOTABLE LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES
- NOTABLE STATEWIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES/INITIATIVES
- THE SCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
- RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
I. MAKING CHANGE AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS
- “Investing in the Next Generation: A Bottom-Up Approach to Creating Better Outcomes for Children and Youth,” Bruce Katz and Ross Tilchin. Brookings Institution, 8/15/17.
- “A North Carolina Community Toolkit: Local Funding for Early Learning,” NC Early Childhood Foundation and the North Carolina Justice Center, 2016.
- “Ensuring North Carolina’s Global Success: Reducing our ‘skills gap’ through proven investments in kids,” America’s Edge. 2013.
- NC’s Pathways to Grade Level Reading Project
- Institute for Child Success
- “Why Reading Matters and What to Do About It“, Business Roundtable, March 2017.
- Family Forward NC – An innovative business initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive.
II. THE COSTS OF DEFICIENT EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEMS
- “Why American schools are even more unequal than we thought,” Susan Dynarski, NY Times, 8/12/16.
- “Only in America: four years into life, poor kids are already an entire year behind,” Roberto A. Ferdman, NY Times, 12/17/15.
- “The surprising number of parents scaling back at work to care for kids,” Danielle Paquette and Payton M. Craighill, Washington Post, 8/6/15.
III. THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT TO HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
- The Heckman Equation (website), James J. Heckman
- “Impact of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Programs and Policies on Educational Outcomes In Elementary School,” Kenneth A. Dodge, Yu Bai, Helen F. Ladd, Clara G. Muschkin. Child Development, November 2016.
- “Investments in Young Children Yield High Public Returns,” Rob Grunewald. Cascade (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia): No. 93, Fall 2016.
- “The Economic Impact of the Wake County School System,” Michael L. Walden, WakeEd Partnership. December 2015.
- “Impact of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Initiatives on Special Education Placements in Third Grade,” Clara G. Muschkin, Helen F. Ladd and Kenneth A. Dodge. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol. Xx., No. X, pp. 1-23. December 2015.
- “The Economic Impact of Early Care and Education in North Carolina,” Kelly O’Donnell. Institute for Child Success. October 2015.
- “Early Warning Confirmed: A Research Update on 3rd Grade Reading,” The Annie E. Casey Foundation. 11/29/13.
- “Invest in early childhood development: Reduce deficits, strengthen North Carolina’s economy,” James J. Heckman.
- “Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development,” Timothy Bartik. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. 2011.
- “Ready, Set, Go! Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education,” Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 2010.
- “A New Convert’s View on Early Childhood Education,” Dennis P. Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 9/22/08.
IV. ISSUES IN IMPLEMENTING EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
- “Puzzling It Out: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge of Pre-Kindergarten Effects,” Deborah A. Phillips et al. Brookings Institution. 2017.
- “The Preschool Fade-Out Effect is Not Inevitable,” Deborah Stipek. Education Week. 3/17/17.
- “What Does NC Pre-K Cost?” NC Early Childhood Foundation.
- “When Science Meets Public Policy: Designing for Outcomes through a Two-Generation Lens—Good Science & Good Common Sense,” Janice M. Gruendel. Institute for Child Success. March 2015.
- “Early Math and Literacy Skills,” Greg J. Duncan, Chantelle Dowsett and Joshua F. Lawrence in Wellbeing in Children and Families: Wellbeing a Complete Reference Guide. Susan H. Landry and Cary L. Cooper, eds. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2014.+
- “Launching Early Childhood Initiatives: A best practices guide and community resource toolkit,” Institute for Emerging Issues
V. NOTABLE LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES
- East Durham Childrens Initiative
- Great Expectations
- Project Impact
- Read Charlotte
- Webinar on “Choosing the Most Promising Early Literacy Interventions” (hosted by NC Early Childhood Foundation)
- Ready for School, Ready for Life
- Transylvania County
VI. NOTABLE STATEWIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES/INITIATIVES
- BEST NC
- NC’s Pathways to Grade Level Reading Project
- NC Child
- North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
- Smart Start
VII. THE SCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
- Center on the Developing Child. Harvard University
VIII.RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS