Research

Early Literacy Research
This compilation by Saroj Ghoting includes links to research related to demographics, brain development, language development, books and reading, the Five Practices, electronic media, bilingual learning; and deafness. 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.

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Its online resource library offers videos, reports, presentations, and training modules, including many resources for laypeople. Start with "What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science."

Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy White Papers
Many relevant research papers on early literacy, many focused on Ohio children in particular. Also include link in annotation to various educator tools.

Reading Rockets: Reading Research & Reports
Provides a robust list of research organized by topic. At the top of the page is a listing of the most recently published research.

Bringing Literacy Home: An Evaluation of the Every Child Ready to Read Program (2017)
This report covers promising developments in library practice, including a focus on parent engagement, a broader range of programming, innovative use of space, and new roles for children's librarians.

Valuable Initiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully 2 (VIEWS2)
A project of the Information School at the University of Washington, 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.

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.

Global Family Research Project: Libraries
Research shows that through effective family engagement, children develop the language and literacy competencies that are the foundation of future learning. Check out the library-oriented projects on this page, then click through to the Research section to view additional GFRP resources.

 

 

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