Early Childhood Education (ECE)

1. Finding Resources

The Library Catalogue is the best place to start searching for print books and ebooks. Search our collection at https://koha.yccece.edu.hk/.


Electronic databases provide access to tens of thousands of journals as well as ebooks, newspaper articles, reports, pictures, and streaming video content.




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2. Subject Keywords

These are some subject keywords which you can use to retrieve information on early childhood education from the Library catalogue or Electronic Database like:  

child psychology


developmentally appropriate practices

parent participation in early childhood education

early childhood education


educational sociology



3. Call Numbers

Print books on early childhood education may be found in different collections and call numbers in the Library. The following are some of the Library of Congress (LC) classification numbers on the subjects.

Subject Area

Call Numbers

Developmental psychology (Including infant psychology, child psychology)

BF 712 – 724.85

Child development

HQ 767.8 – 792.2

Theory and practice of education

LB 5 – 3640

School music (Kindergarten)      

MT 920 – 925

Juvenile literature

PN 1008.2 – 1009.5


4. Quick References

These quick references provide useful background information. The Reference Collection is a good place to start your research.


Call Number / Access Link

Foundations and best practices in early childhood education : history, theories, and approaches to learning

LB 1139.23 .F66 2019

International handbook of early childhood education

LB 1139.23 .F54 2017 v.1-2

Introduction to early childhood education

LB 1139.25 .E87 2019

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

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The Wiley handbook of early childhood development programs, practices, and policies

LB 1139.23 .H36 2017


5. Citing Resources

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Last update: 2021-10-21