Early Childhood Education

Sample Call Numbers 
Sample Subject Headings 
Library Catalogs 
Sample Materials 
Research Databases 
Relevant Journals 
Selected Web Pages and Digital Archives 

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Sample Call Numbers
Child Psychology
Child Development - Sociology
Child Rearing
Day Care Centers
History of Education
Child Development
Early childhood education
Preschool education. Nursery schools
Primary education
Gifted children and youth
Children and youth with disabilities
Child Development - Pediatrics
BF 721-BF 723
HQ 77-HQ777
HQ 768-HQ 780
HV 851-HV 861
LB 1101- LB 1139
LB1139.2-LB 1139.5
LB1140-LB 1140.5
LB1141-LB 1489
LB1501-LB 1547
LC3991-LB 4000
LC4001-LB 4806.5
RJ 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


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


Library Catalogs 
Von Canon Library Catalog 
Washington and Lee Catalog   
VMI Preston Library Catalog  
Rockbridge Public Library Catalog (incl. BV Branch)  
WorldCat Database   

Sample Materials
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
Encyclopedia of Special Education
Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia
Teaching young children with ADHD
Learning to teach everyone's children : equity, empowerment
The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and...
Handbook for working with children and youth
Handbook of early childhood literacy
Handbook of Child Psychology
Handbook of Infant Development
Childhood in America 
From neurons to neighborhoods: the science of early child...
Long-term Outcomes of Early Childhood Programs 
Children's television, the first thirty-five years, 1946-1981
Dictionary of American children's fiction, 1859-1959
The Oxford companion to children's literature
Supporting cildren's learning in the early years 
Negotiating critical literacies with young children
Strategies for including children with special needs 
Educating and caring for very young children 
Credo Reference
Credo Reference
Credo Reference
Credo Reference
Credo Reference
LC 4713.2 .L68 2007
LC 1099 .G725 2006
LB 1140.23 .K57 2006
BF 723 .R46 H357 2005
LB 1139.5 .L35 H36 2003
REF BF 721 .H242
REF BF 719 .H36
HQ 792 .U5 R345 2002
HQ 767.9 .F76 2000
HV 701 .F87 1995
PN 1992.8 .C46 W6
PS 374 .C454 H45
PN 1008.5 .C37 

Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
Choice Reviews Online
Credo Reference
eBook Collection
Education Research Complete
Electronic Library
Encyclopedia Britannica
Enciclopedia Juvenil
Gran Enciclopedia Planeta
Health Source - Consumer Edition
HighWire Press
Legal Collection
Lexis Nexis
MasterFILE Premier
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source Plus
Oxford Reference
Project Muse
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Teacher Reference Center
Wiley Online Library
World Almanac

Relevant Journals
Child and Family Social Work
Child: Care, Health, and Development
Child Development
Child Study Journal
Childhood Education
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/periodical, use the JournalFinder tool on the Von Canon Library homepage.

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
Virginia SOL-Based Resources 
NEA Lesson Plans 
The Gateway
Early Childhood Education (Dept of Education)
What Works Clearinghouse (Early Childhood)
National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL)
National Association for the Education of Young Children 
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education 
National Child Care Information Center 
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) 
Early Childhood Education Online 
Early Childhood Education (National Education Association) 
CYFERnet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network 
Children, Youth and Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse 
Administration for Children & Families 
Child & Family Web Guide 
Suzuki Early Childhood Education 
International Montessori Index 
Sesame Workshop 
Children's Literature Web Guide 
Child Stats
Child Trends