School of Education Resources
How can I find information on EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION?
This subject guide is a starting point for your research on early childhood education topics. It offers a jump-start to resources in both online and print formats. Ask a Kendall librarian for additional suggestions.
Early Childhood Education Directory
Well-organized selection of early childhood education links from the Google directory.
Illinois Early Learning Project
Source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in the State of Illinois; offers printable Tip Sheets for caregivers and parents, Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers), a customized question-answering service, a statewide calendar of events for parents and caregivers, an easy-to-use database of links to "the best of the Web" on topics related to early care and education, and periodic Online Chats.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
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; see Research & Reports for further information on critical issues.
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Promotes the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf; dedicated to advancing current knowledge, promoting beneficial policies and practices, and communicating research and best practices.
Selected Reference Books In The Kendall Library
Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education
Call number: REF 372.2103 E56
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
Call number: 372.21072 H236
International Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education
Call number: 372.21 I61
Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Databases
Academic Search Elite
Access to the full-text of over 2,050 scholarly journals in all areas of academic study.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information from over 980 educational and education-related journals.
Professional Development Collection
Provides a highly specialized collection of over 550 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles; also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Access to the full-text of 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers; contains full-text television
& radio news transcripts, and selected full-text for over 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers; updated daily.
Many articles from these online periodical databases will be full-text and can be sent to your e-mail account.
For off-campus access, obtain login/password in the Library or call the Library at 312/752.2540.