Reports

DEY has been publishing relevant reports for early childhood advocates, citing recent research and comprehensive but easily understood narrative on topics of concern to educators.  Its first report, "Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain, Much to Lose," written by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Geralyn Bywater McLauglin, and Joan Almon, was published in 2014 and is still relevant today.  Since then, DEY has published reports on a number of subjects from math curriculum to children and technology to the impact of COVID-19.
Young Children in the Digital Age: a Parent’s Guide

Our Latest Report: Young Children in the Digital Age: A Parent’s Guide

DEY’s latest report, Young Children in the Digital Age: A Parent’s Guide by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Ed.D.  One of the biggest challenges…

DEY -- The Disappearance of child-directed activities and teachers' autonomy from Massachusetts kindergartens

The Disappearance of Child-Directed Activities and Teachers’ Autonomy from Massachusetts Kindergartens

by R. Clarke Fowler, Ph.D., Department of Childhood Education and Care, Salem State University (2018) This report documents the disappearance…

DEY: “Teachers speak out: how school reforms are failing low-income young children”, DEY Report

“Teachers Speak Out: How School Reforms are Failing Low-Income Young Children”

by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Wheelock College and Judith Van Hoorn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of the…

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, DEY Report

“Straight Talk about Kindergarten Readiness Assessment”

​by Stephanie Feeney, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Education, University of Hawaii (2016) What is kindergarten readiness assessment?  Why is Defending…

DEY -- Selected standards from the Common Core

Constance Kamii’s Critical Look at the K-3 Common Core State Standards for Math

Today we release a new report, Selected Standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Grades K-3: My Reasons for…

DEY -- Lively minds: Distinctions between Academic versus Intellectual goals for young children

“Lively Minds: Distinctions Between Academic versus Intellectual Goals for Young Children”

by Lilian G. Katz, Ph.D., University of Illinois Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (2015) Should academic instruction be a…