Center Spotlight - Northeast Comprehensive Center

The Northeast Comprehensive Center (NECC) engages state education leaders in using research-based findings and rigorous evidence to meet the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Their purpose is to design technical assistance services that meet education leaders’ priority needs, further the key initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education, and have the greatest potential for developing state capacity to help districts and schools improve. 

Learn more about NECC's current projects and related resources in the topics here.

Social and Emotional Learning Observation and Reflection: A Resource Tool
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2016 PDF (pdf)
The Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core outlines early learning expectations linked to K-12 standards, organized by key domains of learning. This set focuses on Social and Emotional Development and includes an overview and directions for using the observation tools, a child scan, a teacher scan, and an environment inventory. The set also includes a school-wide reflection tool for administrators and teams to plan and implement program improvement, resources, and supports.
The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Evidence-Based Guide for Early Learning
Resource Type: Practice guide
2018 PDF (pdf)
This guide represents the department’s “first, best effort” in providing schools and districts with evidence-based practices, for building evidence-based early learning systems (age three to grade three); designing and implementing developmentally appropriate instructional practices; capitalizing on high impact and early childhood aligned professional learning for elementary educators; and developing extended learning opportunities that include two-way relationships and enhanced communication with families and the community.  
A Resource For Understanding the Relationship Between the State Standards and the Prekindergarten-3 rd Grade Instructional Cycle
Resource Type: Infographic
2017 PDF (pdf)
This resource offers teachers and leaders a structure for discussing the relationships and distinctions among learning standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the context of prekindergarten – 3rd grade.
Comprehensive Early Literacy Reform: Increasing Opportunities to Learn for Academically Vulnerable Populations
Resource Type: Presentation
2018 PDF (pdf)
The Northeast Comprehensive Center worked with the NYS Education Department’s Office of Early Learning, in partnership with the CUNY’s New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, CEELO, and the College of Saint Rose to develop the 2018 Summer Institute, Effective Teaching and Leading within a P3 Framework. The goal of the three-day institute is to increase shared understanding about how to effectively support young children’s learning and development in the early grades through strong leadership and high-quality instructional approaches.
NECC Evidenced-based policy and practices 
Type: Project
The resources will both meet the standards for evidence-based interventions and be useful for districts to address needs in their low-performing schools. 
New York Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices
Type: Project
State(s): New York
This project will have a resource bank of research-based best practices, resources, and materials to support using educational technology to support culturally and linguistically responsive instruction; and an effective dissemination plan to share the resources found.