Preschool & Early Childhood Resources for Education/Development

Prepared for Prof. Pam Langlie


General search keywords

  • early childhood
  • early childhood education
  • early childhood development
  • preschool
  • preschool education
  • preschool development

Selected subject search phrases for WSC Library Catalog:


Materials include general books, textbooks, electronic books, videos (online & physical), government documents (online, microfiche, physical), etc.

  • child care
  • child care services
  • child development
  • child psychology
  • children with disabilities – education (preschool)
  • early childhood education
  • early childhood special education
  • early childhood teachers
  • education (early childhood)
  • education (preschool)
  • preschool children
  • preschool children – services for
  • preschool teachers
  • study and teaching (preschool)
  • “subject” (preschool)
    i.e. language arts (preschool); mathematics (preschool); reading (preschool), etc.

Online Journals

Journals in WSC Online Databases


Just type in the title of the journal into the Journal Finder.

  • Child Care, Health and Development – SocINDEX & Academic Search Premier
  • Child Development – Academic Search Premier & SocINDEX
  • Child Psychiatry and Human Development – Academic Search Premier & Wilson OmniFile
  • Early Child Development and Care – Academic Search Premier
  • Early Childhood Education Journal – Wilson OmniFile & Academic Search Premier
  • Early Childhood Report – LexisNexis
  • Infant and Child Development – Academic Search Premier
  • International Journal of Early Childhood –eLibrary
  • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development – Academic Search Premier
  • New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development – Academic Search Premier
  • Scholastic Early Childhood Today – eLibrary, Wilson OmniFile, Academic Search Premier
  • Topics in Early Childhood Special Education – Academic Search Premier, eLibrary, Wilson OmniFile
  • Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids – eLibrary

WSC Print Journals

  • YC Young Children
  • The Mailbox Teacher
  • Teaching pre-K-8
  • Young Children

WSC Government Periodicals

General Web Resources

  • Age-Appropriate Toys for Children - Article describes "the basic characteristics of child development at each stage of growth. Lists of some age-appropriate toys are also included."
  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF) - Features news and reports; statistics; national and state data; full-text documents on family, parenting, and related children's issues; and a list of annotated links for child advocates.
  • ERIC (US Dept of Education) – Provides “free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.”
  • Harvard Family Research Project - Provides results of research on topics related to "family-school-community partnerships and strategy consulting and evaluation."
  • Idea Box: Early Childhood Education & Activity Resources – Provides ideas and activities for early childhood. Some categories include Activities, Seasonal, Games, Music and Songs, and Craft Recipes.
  • Literacy Center - Designed to aid in teaching preschoolers about shapes, words, letters, numbers, and colors using interactive exercises. Sounds are provided.
  • National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL) – Features case studies, reports, fact sheets, and other research documents on topics such as child development, early childhood education, and education policy.
  • National Network for Child Care (NNCC) - Includes research-based articles (some in Spanish); statistical data, licensing information, and programs by state; and conference listings.
  • Office of Head Start - Features information about projects and services, grants, research and statistics, budget and policy, and training.
  • Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career: Connecting American Education From Birth to Adulthood - Collection of articles and data about state efforts to create seamless education systems from early childhood to the world of work.
  • ReadyWeb: A Resource for Parents and Educators - Electronic collection of resources on school readiness featuring articles and links to resources on research, public policy, statistics, parenting tips, and other topics.
  • StoryPlace: The Children's Digital Library - A bilingual Spanish and English virtual library for preschool and elementary school children. Each theme (shapes, animals, etc.) includes an online story to read or listen to, a print-out activity, and a brief list of related age-appropriate books.

Organizations and Associations

Originally created 1/3/2008.

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