Early Childhood Education
Overview or Background Information
Books, Videos and Audiovisual Materials
- C.O.D. Library
in the C.O.D. Library--Child Development
in the C.O.D. Library--Early Childhood Education
in the C.O.D. Library--Child Care
- I-Share Materials in 65 Illinois libraries
- WorldCat Materials in U.S. libraries and around the world
- Other library catalogs at local public and college libraries
Articles in Magazines and Journals
Use Early Childhood Education databases to find articles in magazines and journals on your topic. To use these databases from home, you must have a C.O.D. library card.
- Academic OneFile (1980-present)
References and abstracts to articles in about 3,000 magazines and professional journals in a variety of subject areas. Many articles are online or full-text.
- Academic Search Premier (1984-present) References and abstracts to articles from about 4,500 magazines and professional journals. Many articles are online or full-text.
- ERIC Ebsco (1966-present) References and abstracts for over 750 education professional journals and thousands of documents including curriculum materials, conference papers and government reports. Some articles are available full-text or online. Use the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors in the Library to identify the correct educational terms to use in your search. (You can also look up your correct terms in ERIC using the "Subjects" button).
Selected Journals Available in the Library and Online
Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Academic OneFile 1999-present
C.O.D. Library 1966-present
Academic Search Premier Database 1930-1 year ago
C.O.D. Library, 1960-present
Academic OneFile, 1993-present
Early Childhood Education Journal
C.O.D. Library, 1995-present
Academic OneFile, 1997-1 year ago
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Academic OneFile, 2001-present
C.O.D. Library 1960-current
Academic OneFile, 1988-present
Academic Search Premier Database, 2001-present
The Future of Children
Academic OneFile, 2000-present
Journal of Research in Childhood Education
C.O.D. Library, 1991-present
Academic OneFile, 1999-present
Teaching Exceptional Children
Academic Search Premier Database, 2001-present
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
Academic Search Premier Database, 1990-present
Academic OneFile, 1998-present
C.O.D. Library, 1975-present
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
"The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8."
- Parenthood.Com: Helping Families Grow
A comprehensive source directory of pregnancy, parenting, and
child care articles and Web sites. Categories include: child
care, education, health, fatherhood, finance, nutrition, organizations,
safety issues, product recalls, infertility, and online shopping.
Special sections on attention deficit disorder (ADD) and how
to deal with the death of a child. Accesses chat rooms, discussion
boards, support groups, and family homepages.
- Child Development from Centers for Disease Control
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, information on developmental milestones and signs of disabilities and health conditions.
Health and Human Services Directory DuPage County
Directory of DuPage County health and human services agencies
for Illinois Children
A resource to find referral services for children and their
families in Illinois.
"Helps parents find the answers to questions about raising
and educating their children. We provide research-based information
in response to queries. We also help link parents directly to
local programs, services, and community agencies to support
them in their roles as primary caregivers of their children
and as major contributors to their children's growth, development,
and learning." Source: NPIN Illinois
- Positve Parenting DuPage
General information for parents and professionals. Includes a directory of DuPage organizations and also downloadable educational materials.
- Center for Childcare Workforce
"CCW/AFTEF's mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace."
Federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
- Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Collection of research information from over 10,000 sources. Good source for locating information on broad policy areas such as child care licensing. Includes reports generated by private consulting firms and governmental agencies. Includes references to journals but the whole text of the article is rarely available on the Web site. Use the Article Databases listed above to find journal articles.
- National Child Care Information Center
A service of the Child Care Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this web site is a clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers and the public to early care and education information.
C.O.D. Library help
with citing sources. Includes NoodleBib,
a program that will format a bibliography for you, using either
MLA or APA format.
Early Childhood Education 2252 Research Guide
Early Childhood Education 2260 Research Guide
Marge Peters, Reference Librarian
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Updated October 2011