The resources listed below are a sampling of the research that supports the vision, mission, and goals of the First Five Coalition. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Due to copyright laws, many resources below do not link directly to the articles, but to the websites that provide the resources.
Birth to Five National Associations and Websites
Articles and Reports
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2013). The first eight years: Giving kids a foundation for lifetime success: Policy Report Kids Count. Available Online: http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx?pubguid=%7BC1FB5F12-3394-4F79-9BF7-549F73DC7CA6%7D
Ahmad, F. Z., & Hamm, K. (2013). The school-readiness gap and preschool benefits for children of color. Available online: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education/report/2013/11/12/79252/the-school-readiness-gap-and-preschool-benefits-for-children-of-color/
Bronfenbrenner, U. (1994). Ecological models of human development. In International Encyclopedia of Education, Vol. 3, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Elsevier. Reprinted in: Gauvain, M., & Cole, M. (Eds.), Readings on the development of children, 2nd Ed. (1993, pp. 37-43). NY: Freeman.
Campbell, Frances A. (2014). High-Quality Early Education and Care Bring Health Benefits 30 Years Later: Major New Findings from FPG’s Abecedarian Project. Available Online: http://fpg.unc.edu/news/high-quality-early-education-and-care-bring-health-benefits-30-years-later
Council on Early Childhood (2014). Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice. Available online: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/19/peds.2014-1384
Espinosa, L. M. (2013). PreK-3rd: Challenging common myths about dual language learners: An update to the seminal 2008 report. Available online: http://fcd-us.org/resources/prek-3rd-challenging-common-myths-about-dual-language-learners-update-seminal-2008-report
Institute for a Competitive Workforce (2010). Why business should support early childhood education. Available online: http://education.uschamber.com/publication/ready-set-go-why-business-should-support-early-childhood-education
Kaurez, K., & Coffman, J. (2013). Framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating PreK-3rd grade approaches. Available online: http://depts.washington.edu/pthru3/PreK-3rd_Framework_Legal%20paper.pdf
Mindnich, J., Arac, D., Cavagnaro, E., Sanchez, M., Perez, G., Ries, M., . . . Ilog, L. (2012). Using a birth to third grade framework to promote grade-level reading: Promising practices in improving academic achievement among California’s English Language Learners. Available online: http://www.firstfocus.net/library/reports/using-a-birth-to-third-grade-framework-to-promote-grade-level-reading
Pretti-Frontczak, K. (2014). Stop trying to make kids “ready” for Kindergarten. Young Exceptional Children, 17, 51-53.
Yoshikawa, H., Weiland, C., Brooks-Gunn, J., Burchinal, M. R., Espinoza, L. M. Gormley, W. T., . . . Zaslow, M. J. (2013). Investing in our future: The evidence base on preschool education. Available online: http://fcd-us.org/sites/default/files/Evidence%20Base%20on%20Preschool%20Education%20FINAL.pdf