Research

Early Literacy Research
This compilation by Saroj Ghoting includes links to research related to early learning and early literacy, including the areas of: Demographics, Brain Development and Child Development; Language Development; Books/Reading; The Five Practices; Effect of Media Viewing on Language Development; Bilingual Language and Learning; and Early Literacy for Children Who Are Deaf. Each citation links to the full text of the article or study. Only articles and reports available freely in full text are included in this compilation.

Oregon State Library: Research and Professional Resources
The Oregon State Library provides research resources that include early literacy issues, statistical data, and links to early childhood online journals and blogs.

Valuable Initiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully 2 (VIEWS2)
A project of the Information School at the University of Washington, VIEWS2 explored the research-based idea that children progress faster when they are around adults who provide opportunities for them to develop early literacy concepts. This site is intended to help librarians, educators, parents, caregivers, and others increase the effectiveness of their read-alouds, storytimes, and daily interactions by adding simple behaviors that will have a large impact.

New York State Library: Emerging and Early Literacy Research links
The New York State Library has put together a list of research resources that will help you understand emerging and early literacy, literacy and children, and the school library/public library connection.

Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries
This research project of the Colorado State Library aims to identify barriers to early literacy and library use faced by low-income parents/caregivers of children birth-3, and how libraries can remove/help parents overcome those barriers.

Every Child Ready to Read Literature Overview
Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) details the research and reasoning behind the program. It discusses the skills necessary for children to develop a foundation for reading and writing, including: The Critical Dimensions of Language and Literacy in Early Childhood, Research on Constrained/Unconstrained Skills, Features of the Environment that Support Literacy Development, Interactional Supports for Literacy Learning, and Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners.

Every Child Ready to Read List of References, 2010 Evaluation
This is a comprehensive list of references used by ECRR in its 2010 program evaluation. These sources were used to evaluate Every Child Ready to Read 1st edition, and helped create the 2nd edition. Please note that the references are not linked to full text or details.

National Association for the Education of Young Children: Accessing Early Childhood Research
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides pathways and instruction to find resources about early childhood research. One of its main goals is to link early childhood research with those who practice early childhood education and learning. Librarians and educators can use this research to make sure the practices they use are in the best interest of the children.

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