Objective: Use this guide to quickly find scholarly and professional resources in support of the Early Childhood Education program.
Scholarly and peer-reviewed material can be found through our research databases. We recommend using:
General Research Advice
Before you begin searching for resources on your topic, you might want to first consider:
1. What is the focus of my research topic in the field of education (history or philosophy, methodology, curriculum)?
2. What do I want to focus on within this subject? (theory, practical application, current trends)?
3. What might be some other factors to keep in mind? (age or grade level, ethnicity, technology)?
Learn from Films
Education Videos via (FilmsOnDemand)
Hundreds of films on curriculum, instruction, educational foundations, psychology of education, special education.
Topics | Education
How do we reinvent education? These TED Talks explore the latest thinking — from teachers, parents, kids — on how to build a better school.
The Center for Early Childhood Education
Extensive archive of footage featuring young children, early childhood professionals engaged in teaching and interviews with experts in the field. From the Eastern Connecticut State University.
Browse @ The Library
Find these on the main floor of the library in the reference collection:
Encyclopedia of education and human development (print Reference LB15.E473 2005 v.1-3)
Psychology of classroom learning (print Reference LB1060.P89 2009 v.1-2)
Children’s Picture Book Collection
Browse children’s picture books on the main floor along the wall between offices 201C and 201D.
Organized by the first letter of the author’s last name.
Find books on specific topics in education upstairs in room 301C. Categories include:
LA History of education
LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
The library subscribes to the following education-related magazines in print and maintains a small backfile:
Resources for ECE
Up-to-date scientific knowledge available on the development of young children, from conception to age five. Produced by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) and the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development (SKC-ECD).
Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text journal articles, an alphabetical list of non-journal sources and RSS feeds and quick searches of featured publication sources and high-interest topics.
A resource that includes original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, articles written by education experts, and employment listings.
NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Promotes high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
The Heckman Equation
Resource for understanding the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.
NIEER: National Institute for Early Education Research
Conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children.
OMEP World Organization for Early Childhood Education
An international, non-governmental and non-profit organization concerned with all aspects of early childhood education and care
Teaching with the Library of Congress: Discover and discuss the most effective techniques for using LOC primary sources in the classroom. Teaching strategies, outstanding primary sources, lesson plans, teacher resources, and current thinking on effective classroom practice are all open for discussion.
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