Subject Guide

Subject Guide for Early Childhood Education

Reference Sources

Title Call no.
The Child: an Encyclopedic Companion HQ767.84 C55 2009 Reference
Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology LB1050.9 E63 2008 v.1-2 Reference
The Sage Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood LB1140.35 P55S24 2014 Reference
Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide LC 191 S63 2013 v.1 & v. 2 Reference


Electronic Databases

EBSCOhost - Academic Search Elite

EBSCOhost - Child Development & Adolescent Studies

ERIC (Free)



Printed Journals


Australasian Journal of Early Childhood


Canadian Children


Early Years : An International Research Journal

Taylor & Francis

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

Taylor & Francis

Every Child


Everyday Learning


International Journal of Early Years Education

Taylor & Francis

Journal of Early Childhood Research


Journal of Studies in International Education


Research in Practice


Teaching Young Children/Preschool


Young Children





Canadian Children


Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood


Early Years


European Early Childhood Education Research Journal


International Journal of Early Years Education


Journal of Early Childhood Research


NEXT for Teaching Young Children



Selected DVDs

Series & Titles

Call no.

Siren Films’ Documentary Series

Attachment in Practice: From birth to 3 years

BF720 A83A88 2009

Babies Outdoors:  Play, learning and development

GV191.63 B33 2010

Born to Talk: 0 to 3 months

HQ774.5 B67 2009

Falling Out: 3 & 4 year olds

BF721 F35 2009

Firm Foundations for Early Literacy : From 0 to 5 years

LB1140.5 L3F57 2009

Learning through Play : The 3 to 4 year old

BF722.3 L43 2009

Life at two : Attachments, key people & development

HQ774.5 L54 2009

Play & Learning at School : Five year olds

LB1507 P53 2012

The Wonder Year: First year development & shaping the brain

HQ774 W66 2009

Toddlers Outdoor: Play, learning & development

GV191.63 T63 2010

Two Year Olds Outdoors: Play, learning & development

GV191.63 T86 2010

Siren Films’ Observation Series

Attachment & Holistic Development : The first year

HQ774 A88 2008

Communicating & Socialising: From 15 months to 6 years

BF722.3 C66 2008

Exploratory Play: From 7 months to 3 years

HQ782 E97 2006

Event & Time Sampling: 3 year olds

LB1115 E94 2009

Learning through Play: The 3 to 4 year old

BF717 L43 2009

Physical Development: 0 to 12 months

RJ131 P49 2009

Pretend Play: From 20 months to 7 years

BF722.3 P74 2009

Reception Group: Target child technique

BF721 R43 2009

Supporting Early Literacy: from 0 to 5 years

LB1139.5 L35887 2009

The Three year old

BF722 T47 2009

The Two Year Old: At home & nursery

LB1117 T86 2007

The Young Baby: From 0-3 months

RJ131 Y68 2009


Selected Internet Resources


Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Education World

Librarians’ Internet Index’s Early Childhood

Research Centers & Associations

Association for Childhood Education International

Child Trends

Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)



Style Guides

Pocket Guide to APA Style BF76.7 P426 2015 c.1 & c.2 2-hr Reserve
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association BF76.7 P83 2010 c.1 & c.2 2-hr Reserve


Useful Subject Headings for searching materials on OPAC

Child Development

Child Psychology

Cognition in Children

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Teachers

Education, Preschool

Education/Preschool & Kindergarten


Kindergarten teachers


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