articles provide detailed information about the
conceptual and operational framework
used to guide Research and Training Center activities. Articles also describe the history of
evidence-based practice, evidence-based strategies for dissemination and utilization, and the
results of field tests that have been conducted by RTC staff.
are practice-based research syntheses of topics related to early childhood development.
These syntheses involve systematic analysis and integration of small bodies of research that have
investigated the same or similar practices leading to the same or similar outcomes.
are one- to two-page summaries of the practice-based research syntheses. Bottomlines
practice and inform the reader about the available research
evidence to support the practice. These summaries, written in a user-friendly format, are designed specifically
for practitioners and parents.
Solutions Tool Kits
include descriptions of methods and strategies that can be implemented
to achieve an effect similar to that reported in a particular research synthesis. Solutions
Tool Kits include user-friendly brochures, newsletters, video tapes, and PowerPoint presentations where the relationship
between characteristics of the practice and the results that can be expected is carefully explained. Solutions
Tool Kits are designed to be used by parents and early childhood practitioners.
Tool Kits include four types of practice guides:
If It Fits
ideas pages are two-page newsletters packed with creative ideas and suggestions
for using evidence-based early childhood practices.
brochures offer a concise description of an evidence-based practice,
how to carry it out, and how to tell if it is working.
narrated PowerPoint slide presentations include step-by-step guidelines and vividly
illustrate evidence-based Early childhood practices in use in ordinary homes and childcare settings.
videotapes present engaging views of young children and their families and caregivers as
they experience evidence-based early childhood intervention practices as part of everyday activities.