Early Childhood Education

Objective:  Use this guide to quickly find scholarly and professional resources in support of the Early Childhood Education program.

Scholarly Resources

ECE Journals

These are some of the best academic journals for Early Childhood Education.  Browse through the latest issues for timely topics.

Scholarly Journals

Child Development (via Academic Search Premier) “Articles of interdisciplinary empirical research, theoretical articles and reviews.”

Early Childhood Education Journal (via Academic Search Premier) “Articles on curriculum, child care programs, administration, staff development, family-school relationships, equity issues, multicultural units, health nutrition, facilities, special needs, employer-sponsored care, and infant/toddler programs.”

 International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education “Scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families.”

International Journal of Early Years Education (via Academic Search Premier) “Offers a perspective on research & major new initiatives in the care & education of young children.”

Journal of Early Intervention (via ProQuest Research Library) A “leading early childhood research journal focused on issues related to young children with special needs.” Reading Teacher (via Academic Search Premier) “For those involved with literacy education up to age 12. Takes active stance on issues of education today.”

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Scholarly and peer-reviewed material can be found through our research databases.


FilmsOnDemand: Education
Hundreds of films on curriculum, instruction, educational foundations, psychology of education, special education.

Credo Topics: Education Academic background information to start your research.



Children’s Picture Book Collection

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Browse children’s picture books on the second floor  Learning Commons.

Organized by the first letter of the author’s last name.



Browse the Stacks

Find books on specific topics in education. Categories include:

LA History of education

LB Theory and practice of education

LC Special aspects of education


Print Magazines

The library subscribes to the following education-related magazines in print and maintains a small backfile:

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Exchange Magazine: A bimonthly publication focused on the administration of programs for young children.


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“Crammed with innovative teaching ideas, valuable resources, and analyses of important issues and organizing, Rethinking Schools is a source for educators who want to enlist students in thinking deeply and critically about the world today.”

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Young Children: Peer-reviewed professional journal, issues are organized around topics important to the early childhood education field.


Additional Recommended Resources

Data Sources
ECE Statistics
Ted Talks logo TED 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.
The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development 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).
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
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.

Education World 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.

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