Get Started: Reference Works
Browse a selection of authoritative titles on education, including Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics, and more.
Print Location: R 372.21 Ea72
This four-volume encyclopedia provides detailed entries on policy, research, and practice in early childhood education.
Addresses critical, cutting-edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies.
Explains key ideas and issues in Early Childhood such as assessment, development, family interaction, and appropriate level practices. Provides practical applications of technology, play, and more.
Addresses the value of play for children in terms of their development, and how educators may take advantage of play in the classroom.
Free, online encyclopedia covering child psychosocial development from conception to age five. Produced by Canada's Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.
This handbook covers how socialization, media, and other factors affect child development.
Definitive reference for diversity issues in education, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and global dimensions of diversity.
Tackles the often contentious history and current movements among both educational reformers and dissenters.
Examines how children and youth survive and thrive despite adversity. Covers theories of resilience, the conduct of research, and interventions across cultures and contexts.
Get the Numbers: Statistics
Information about the Massachusetts educational system, including materials and statistics on the MCAS, school districts, teacher licensure, curriculum guidelines and more.
Searchable statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Browse, use the School Search, or try Fast Facts for a quick overview of a topic.
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Watch and Listen: Multimedia Resources
Each video demonstrates young children practicing early math skills , and downloadable handouts provide activity ideas for parents and caregivers.
Online video focusing on the development and training of teachers. Browse or search for footage of classroom interactions, as well as lectures, documentaries, and demonstrations.
Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.
Browse Scholarly & Professional Journals
A great multidisciplinary database, this resource provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, medicine, and technology.
ScienceDirect is a great database for social and behavioral sciences and a wide variety of physical, life, and health science articles as well. Many of the articles are available in full-text.
Find Articles: Search Databases and E-journals
Vast collection of education materials: full text of over 2,000 education journals, 1,200 conference papers, and 550 books. Full text from Education Source will show up when searching ERIC.
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.
Over 900 education journals are searchable in this database, with over 600 offering full text. This is a subset of ProQuest Social Sciences database.
Teacher Reference Center covers a broad range of topics for K-12 grades and higher education. Topics include curriculum development, current pedagogical theories, literacy standards, elementary education and more.
Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields. Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).
Covers education, social work, sociology, psychology and more. Includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines.
You can search the Test Reviews for indexing information and then refer to the print copies in the Library for the full review. The Mental Measurements Yearbook is available on floor 1M at call number R 371.26 B94p. If you need further assistance tracking down a test review feel free to ask at the front desk.
Provides information on programs, licensing, professional development, laws, curriculum, and more for early education and care in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has compiled a database of tests and measures. You can search the database under the Find a Test link along the left sidebar. Each record gives you a brief description of the test and ordering information.
Professional assocation of early childhood educators that focuses on practice, policy, and research. Publishes several notable journals, such as Young Children and Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
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Sources for ECE Statistics
- Administration of Children and Families (ACF)
- Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
- ChildStats.gov: Forum on Child and Family Statistics
- National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
- Center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW)
- HighScope Educational Research Foundation
- Harvard Family Research Project