Early Childhood

Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

By Christina A. Samuels — July 08, 2014 1 min read

Looking to boost your teaching skills over the summer? The federal What Works Clearinghouse recently compiled a list of resources for educators of young children.

The Gateway to Math Success: The five recommendations here, which include techniques to teach children to describe their world mathematically and methods for incorporating math organically throughout the day, come from a 2013 practice guide, Teaching Math to Young Children.

Explore Instruction for Children with Special Needs: For young children, focusing on the sounds that make up language and incorporating behavioral therapy in the school day have research-backed effectiveness.

Steer Your Way To Evidence-Based Interventions: Looking for resources to help a struggling learner? How about tips to improve your whole-class instruction? This page offers further links to interventions that improve print knowledge, early reading and writing, and socio-emotional development, among other important skills.

Discover the What Works Clearinghouse’s Research and Resources: If the links above don’t address your needs, there is much more where that came from. This page offers resources that district leaders can use to determine if a program actually has positive effects.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.