• National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC)
    Provides information based on current research to “close the gap between what we know and what we do to promote successful learning, adaptive behavior, and sound physical and mental health for all young children.”

    National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
    The goal of NIEER is to produce and communicate the knowledge base required to ensure that every American child can receive a good education at ages three and four. NIEER provides objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

    Eager To Learn: Educating our Preschoolers
    Eager to Learn synthesizes the newest research findings on how children between the ages of two and five begin the learning process. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. This can be downloaded or read on-line.

    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Provides information on evaluating research and determining if the research is useful for specific users and provides links to research resources.

    Child Care and Early Childhood Research Connections
    Research Connections offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use collection of more than 14,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education.

    Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text.

    Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research
    In 2002, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) began the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) initiative to conduct rigorous efficacy evaluations of available preschool curricula. The PCER initiative focused on the impact of the intervention curricula on students reading and pre-reading, phonological awareness, early language, early mathematics knowledge, and behavior (including social skills and problem behaviors) at the end of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. This study focused on 14 preschool curricula.