Research and Reference Portal
In addition to our many topic pages, which are designed primarily for state and local Part C and Section 619 program staff, this Research and Reference Portal provides access to a variety of primary sources, research and reference materials for individuals at all levels of the system: administrators, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, families and advocates for young children with special needs.
Early Childhood Data SourcesLinks to national and state-by-state data on policies, performance, and initiatives related to early childhood care and education.
Dictionaries and GlossariesLinks to definitions of early intervention and early childhood special education terms and acronyms.
Evidence-Based PracticeResources on what constitutes evidence-based practice (EBP) and where to find early childhood EBP.
Effectiveness of Infant and Early Childhood Programs
Links to initiatives and research studies on the efficacy of early childhood interventions.
JournalsPeer-reviewed journals related to early childhood available online full-text or partially.
OSEP-Funded Discretionary Grants Database
See also: Forecast of Funding Opportunities from OSEP
Research Grants Database
Research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.
See also: Funding Opportunities: Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education Program
Search the Professional LiteratureInformation about searching the literature via Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database, Google Scholar, and Research Connections.
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
Reviews of the research on specific interventions and curricula.
See: Early Childhood (Pre-K), Children and Youth with Disabilities, or search: Find What Works