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Resource Guide:
Early Childhood Education

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Child PsychologyBF 721-BF 723
Child Development – SociologyHQ 77-HQ777
Child RearingHQ 768-HQ 780
Day Care CentersHV 851-HV 861
History of EducationLA
Child DevelopmentLB 1101- LB 1139
Early childhood educationLB1139.2-LB 1139.5
Preschool education. Nursery schoolsLB1140-LB 1140.5
KindergartenLB1141-LB 1489
Primary educationLB1501-LB 1547
Gifted children and youthLC3991-LB 4000
Children and youth with disabilitiesLC4001-LB 4806.5
Child Development – PediatricsRJ 131-RJ 137

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Preschool children
  • Education, Preschool
  • Education, Primary
  • Kindergarten
  • Adopted children
  • Arts and children
  • Child abuse
  • Child care
  • Preschool teaching
  • Child development
  • Cognition in children
  • Curiosity in children
  • Curriculum planning
  • Day care centers
  • Nursery Schools
  • Head Start Program (U.S.)
  • Child care workers
  • Discipline of children
  • Educational games

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young ChildrenCredo Reference
Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and CareCredo Reference
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child DevelopmentCredo Reference
Encyclopedia of Special EducationCredo Reference
Philosophy of Education: An EncyclopediaCredo Reference
Teaching young children with ADHDLC 4713.2 .L68 2007
Learning to teach everyone’s children : equity, empowermentLC 1099 .G725 2006
The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and…LB 1140.23 .K57 2006
Handbook for working with children and youthBF 723 .R46 H357 2005
Handbook of early childhood literacyLB 1139.5 .L35 H36 2003
Handbook of Child PsychologyREF BF 721 .H242
Handbook of Infant DevelopmentREF BF 719 .H36
Childhood in AmericaHQ 792 .U5 R345 2002
From neurons to neighborhoods: the science of early child…HQ 767.9 .F76 2000
Long-term Outcomes of Early Childhood ProgramsHV 701 .F87 1995
Children’s television, the first thirty-five years, 1946-1981PN 1992.8 .C46 W6
Dictionary of American children’s fiction, 1859-1959PS 374 .C454
The Oxford companion to children’s literaturePN 1008.5 .C37
Supporting children’s learning in the early yearse-Book
Negotiating critical literacies with young childrene-Book
Strategies for including children with special needse-Book
Educating and caring for very young childrene-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Child and Family Social Work
  • Child: Care, Health, and Development
  • Child Development
  • Child Study Journal
  • Childhood Education
  • Children
  • Children and Schools
  • Children and Society
  • Children Today
  • Children, Youth, and Environments
  • Children’s Literature
  • Children’s Literature in Education
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
  • Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • Gifted Child Quarterly
  • Infant and Child Development
  • International Journal of Early Childhood
  • Journal of Research in Childhood Education
  • Primary and Middle Years Educator
  • Primary Teachers
  • Reading Research and Instruction
  • Reading Research Quarterly
  • Reading Teacher
  • Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Young Children (YC)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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