Resources

At the National P-3 Center, we curate and share relevant resources, research, and tools related to P-3 efforts. Use the check boxes below to sort our library of resources by topic.

LE
December 2019

Framework in Action: Learning Environment

Report
Kristie Kauerz, Jodi Haavig, Margaret Soli, Katie Kuhl National P-3 Center
AE CP CSW DDI EF IT LE TE
November 2019

Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating P-3 Approaches

Report
Kristie Kauerz and Julia Coffman National P-3 Center
CSW E
October 2019

Building the Case for Culturally Specific P-3 Strategies in Oregon: Listening to Voices From the Field

Case Study
Callie H. Lambarth, Amanda Cross-Hemmer, Lorelei Mitchell, Beth L. Green, Kate Normand Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services at Portland State University
CP
September 2019

Moving into Kindergarten: How Schools and Districts are Connecting the Steps for Children and Families

Report
Aaron Loewenberg New America
CP P
September 2019

Using Local, State, and Federal Dollars to Improve Pre-K to K Transitions

Report
Laura Bornfreund, Danielle Ewen, Davida McDonald New America
IT M P3A RE TE
July 2019

Preschool to Third Grade Alignment: What Do We Know and What Are We Learning?

Report
Meghan McCormick, Shira Mattera, JoAnn Hsueh MDRC
CP MC RE
July 2019

Teachers, Schools, and Pre-K Effect Persistence: An Examination of the Sustaining Environment Hypothesis

Report
Francis Pearman, Matthew Springer, Mark Lipsey, Mark Lachowicz, Dale Farren, Walker Swain Annenberg Institute at Brown University
DLL P
May 2019

Practical Guide for State Education Agencies to Promote Success of English Learners PreK-Grade 3

Report
Alexandra Figueras-Daniel Council of Chief State School Officers
MC P
May 2019

North Carolina Should Focus on Early Childhood Learning in Order to Raise Achievement in Predominantly Disadvantaged School Districts

Report
Program Evaluation Division North Carolina General Assembly
E
April 2019

Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education: Position Statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Report
NAEYC
CP CSW IT M P
December 2018

Fostering Pre-K to Elementary Alignment and Continuity in Mathematics in Urban School Districts: Challenges and Possibilities

Case Study
Cynthia E. Coburn, Kelly McMahon, Graciela Borsato, Abigal Stein, Natalie Jou, Seenae Chong, Rebekah LeMahieu, Megan Franke, Sonia Ibarra, Deborah Stipek Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), DREME Network
AE CSW
December 2018

Building Cross-Sector P-3 Leaders: The Washington P-3 Executive Leadership Certificate Program

Report
Kristie Kauerz, Mari Taylor, Katie Kuhl National P-3 Center
CP E MC TE
November 2018

How the Opportunity Gap in K-3 Teaching Is Failing Our Students

Report
Bridget Hamre Teachstone
CP DDI MC RE TE
August 2018

Effects of Sustained Quality in PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade in Dallas ISD

Report
Annie Wright, Dylan Farmer, and Yusuf Kara Center on Research and Evalutaion at SMU
EF E
April 2018

Investments in Oregon’s P-3 Initiatives–Promising Family Engagement Strategies: Early Evidence & Next Steps

Report
Beth L. Green, Callie H. Lambarth, Lindsey Patterson, Mackenzie Burton, Diane Reid Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, Portland State University
AE
March 2018

Framework in Action: Administrator Effectiveness

Report
Kristie Kauerz, Katie Kuhl National P-3 Center
CP P
July 2017

Connecting the Steps: State Strategies to Ease the Transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten

Report
Aaron Loewenberg New America
CP MC
April 2017

The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects

Report
Deborah Phillips, Mark Lipsey, Kenneth Dodge, Ron Haskins, Daphna Bassok, Margaret Burchinal, Greg Duncan, Mark Dynarski, Katherine Magnuson, Christina Weiland Brookings and Duke University
P3A
October 2016

Case Studies of Schools Implementing Early Elementary Strategies: Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment and Differentiated Instruction

Case Study
Karen Manship, Jonathan Farber, Claire Smith, Katie Drummond American Institutes for Research
P3A
August 2016

Building State P-3 Systems: Learning From Leading States

Case Study
David Jacobson Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
AE
June 2016

Tradeoffs: Elementary Principals on Hiring and Staffing in the Early Grades

Report
Shayna Cook New America
DDI
June 2016

Mapping the Early Attendance Gap: Charting a Course for School Success

Report
Attendance Works and Healthy Schools Campaign
AE RE
May 2016

Leading for the Early Years: Principals’ Reflections on the Need for Better Preparation

Report
Abbie Lieberman New America
AE P
May 2016

Why Elementary School Principals Matter

Report
Aaron Loewenber New America
AE P
May 2016

Bringing it All Together: Elementary Principals are Key to Strong PreK-3rd Grade Classrooms

Report
Laura Bornfreund, Abbie Lieberman New America
P3A
May 2016

PreK-3 Alignment in California’s Education System: Obstacles and Opportunities

Case Study
Rachel Valentino, Deborah J. Stipek Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
AE LE P
May 2016

A False Dichotomy: Elementary Principals on Academics and Play

Report
Abbie Lieberman, Shayna Cook New America
AE CP P
May 2016

Connecting Pre-K and the Early Grades: Principals on Transitions

Report
Laura Bornfreund New America
TE
January 2016

Examining Teacher Effectiveness Between Preschool and Third Grade

Report
Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Rebecca Ullrich Center for American Progress
CP
January 2016

Promoting Seamless Transitions from Preschool to Kindergarten and Beyond

Report
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
IT
January 2016

Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines

Report
Oregon Early Learning Division
IT
December 2015

First through Third Grade Implementation Guidelines

Report
Shannon Riley-Ayers, Sharon Ryan New Jersey Department of Education
DLL
October 2015

Boomtown Kids: Harnessing Energy and Aligning Resources for Dual Language Learners in San Antonio, Texas

Case Study
Conor P. Williams New America
DLL
October 2015

A Voice For All: Oregon’s David Douglas School District Builds a Better PreK-3rd Grade System for Dual Language Learners

Case Study
Conor P. Williams, Amaya Garcia New America
DLL
October 2015

Stories from the Nation’s Capital: Building Instructional Programs and Supports for Dual Language Learners From PreK-3rd Grade in Washington D.C.

Case Study
Amaya Garcia, Conor P. Williams New America
P3A
June 2015

The Power of a Good Idea: How the San Francisco School District is Building a PreK-3rd Grade Bridge

Case Study
Paul Nyhan New America
DLL P
February 2015

Better Policies for Dual Language Learners: Bridging Research, Policy, Implementation, and Classroom Practice

Report
Conor P. Williams New America
AE DDI EF P3A
October 2014

Starting Strong: Pre-K Through Third Grade Success Stories From Across Minnesota

Case Study
MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now
P TE
September 2014

Building a Skilled Teacher Workforce: Shared and Divergent Challenges in Early Care and Education and in Grades K-12

Report
Marcy Whitebook Institute for Research on Labor Employment
DDI P
June 2014

A Framework for Rethinking State Education Accountability and Support from Birth Through High School

Report
Elliot Regenstein, Rio Romero-Jurado Ounce of Prevention Fund
AE
January 2014

Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice

Report
National Association of Elementary School Principals
EF P
January 2014

Towards Equitable Parent-School Collaboration: Developing Common Parent Engagement Indicators

Report
Ann M. Ishimaru, Joe Lott, Ismael Fajardo, Jessica Salvador Equitable Parent-School Collaboration Research Project, University of Washington
EF P
September 2013

Parent Engagement From Preschool Through Grade 3

Report
Sheila Smith, Taylor Robbins, Shannon Stagman, Disha Mathur National Center for Children in Poverty
ELA IT
May 2013

PreK-3rd: Getting Literacy Instruction Right

Report
Nonie Lesaux Foundation for Child Development
DDI P TE
May 2013

An Ocean of Unknowns: Risks and Opportunities in Using Student Achievement Data to Evaluate PreK-3rd Grade Teachers

Report
Laura Bornfreund New America Foundation
AE MC
March 2013

The Path to Lifelong Success Begins with P-3

Report
Kristie Kauerz National Association of Elementary School Principals
DLL EF LE P3A TE
March 2013

PreK-3rd’s Lasting Architecture: Successfully Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students in Union City, New Jersey

Case Study
Geoff Marietta, Sky Marietta Foundation for Child Development
CSW
March 2013

A PreK-3rd Coalition: How Three School Districts Accomplished More Together Than Alone

Report
Paul Nyhan Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
DLL E
January 2013

The Promise of PreK-3rd: Promoting Academic Excellence for Dual Language Learners in Red Bank Public Schools

Case Study
Geoff Marietta, Sky Marietta Foundation for Child Development
TE
December 2012

Building a Birth-to-College Model: Professional Learning Communities

Case Study
Ounce of Prevention Fund, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
DDI RE
November 2012

Evaluating P-3 Reforms

Report
Julia Coffman, Kristie Kauerz National P-3 Center
DDI P
September 2012

Counting Kids and Tracking Funds in Pre-K and Kindergarten: Falling Short at the Local Level

Report
Lisa Guernsey, Alex Holt Foundation for Child Development
DDI TE
May 2012

Implementing Observation Protocols: Lessons for K-12 Education from the Field of Early Childhood

Report
Robert C. Pianta Center for American Progress
DDI P
April 2012

PreK-3rd: Next Steps for State Longitudinal Data Systems

Report
Donald J. Hernandez Foundation for Child Development
IT
January 2012

Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines: Birth Through 3rd Grade

Report
Washington State Department of Early Learning, State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Thrive by Five Washington
DDI P TE
November 2011

Watching Teachers Work: Using Observation Tools to Promote Effective Teaching in the Early Years and Early Grades

Report
Lisa Guernsey, Susan Ochshorn New America Foundation
P3A
September 2011

The Power of PreK-3rd: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3rd Movement

Case Study
Paul Nyhan Foundation for Child Development
CP IT TE
April 2011

PK-3: What Does it Mean for Instruction?

Report
Deborah Stipek, Doug Clements, Cynthia Coburn, Megan Franke, Dale Farran Society for Research in Child Development
AE P
April 2011

PreK-3rd: Principals as Crucial Instructional Leaders

Report
Sara Mead Foundation for Child Development
P TE
March 2011

Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades

Report
Laura Bornfreund New America
AE
March 2011

Building Early Learning Leaders: New Jersey’s PreK-3rd Leadership Training

Case Study
Cynthia Rice, Vincent Costanza Advocates for Children of New Jersey
DLL E
January 2011

PreK-3rd: Raising the Educational Performance of English Language Learners (ELLs)

Report
Dale Russakoff Foundation for Child Development
CP CSW P3A TE
December 2010

Lessons for PreK-3rd from Montgomery County Public Schools

Case Study
Geoff Marietta Foundation for Child Development
CSW
November 2010

Working Together to Build a Birth-to-College Approach to Public Education: Forming a Partnership Between the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and the Ounce of Prevention Fund

Report
Raedy Ping, Raphael Nash, Linda Wing University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, Ounce of Prevention Fund
AE
October 2010

Resource Manual for Administrators and Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children

Report
Richard Lambert, Bobbie Rowland, Heather Taylor, Cindy Wheeler Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
AE
September 2010

PreK-3rd: How Superintendents Lead Change

Report
Geoff Marietta Foundation for Child Development
TE
July 2010

PreK-3rd: Teacher Quality Matters

Report
Rima Shore Foundation for Child Development
CP FDK
June 2010

PreK-3rd: Putting Full-Day Kindergarten in the Middle

Report
Kristie Kauerz Foundation for Child Development
DDI EF ELA IT
January 2010

Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success

Case Study
Nonie Lesaux Strategies for Children, Inc.
EF IT LE TE
September 2009

North Carolina Guide For the Early Years

Report
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
CSW
July 2009

Beyond the School Yard: Pre-K Collaborations with Community-Based Partners

Report
Albert Wat, Chrisanne Gayl The PEW Center on States
P TE
January 2009

21st Century Teacher Education for FirstSchool: A Model of Collaborative Inquiry

Report
Rebecca New, Sharon Ritchie, Harriet Boone FirstSchool
IT
January 2009

Issues in PreK-3rd Education: A FirstSchool Framework for Curriculum and Instruction

Report
Rebecca New, Sharon Palsha, Sharon Ritchie FirstSchool
LE
January 2009

FirstSchool Learning Environments: Supporting Relationships

Report
Sharon Ritchie, Gisele Crawford, Richard Clifford FirstSchool
CP P
January 2009

Financing Services for 3- and 4-Year Olds in a PreK-3rd School

Report
Richard M. Clifford, Gisele M. Crawford, Helene Stebbins, Stephanie S. Reszka, Barbara Coatney FirstSchool
MC
January 2009

The Case for Investing in PreK-3rd Education: Challenging Myths About School Reform

Report
Rima Shore Foundation for Child Development
MC
January 2009

Issues in PreK-3rd Education: Time is of the Essence

Report
Sharon Ritchie, Gisele Crawford FirstSchool
MC P
January 2009

Issues in PreK-3rd: Using Developmental Science to Transform Children’s Early School Experiences

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Kelly Maxwell, Sharon Ritchie, Sue Bredekamp, Tracy Zimmerman FirstSchool
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