Early Childhood Education 2254 Research Guide

Reference Books

The Complete Wage and Hour Manual
Reference KF 3490.Z95 C66 2010

BLR's Job Descriptions Encyclopedia
Reference HF 5549.5.J613 B553

The Accessible Design Handbook
Reference NA 2545.A1 C3 2000


Use the Library Catalog to locate whole books. Use the subject heading Day Care Centers or Education, Preschool and look at subdivisions such as Administration, Management, Law and Legislation, Standards.”

Journal Articles

Look up articles in the databases listed below. You will need a C.O.D. Library Card to use these databases off-campus.

  • Academic One File
  • Academic Search Complete
  • ERIC
  • Suggested Journals

    • Early Childhood Education Journal
    • 03/01/1997 to present in Academic Search Complete
      03/01/1997 to present in Professional Development Collection
      08/01/2009 to present in the College of DuPage Library

    • Early Childhood Research and Practice
    • 01/01/1999 to present in Directory of Open Access Journals
      09/01/2001 to present in Academic OneFile

    • Scholastic Early Childhood Today
    • 08/01/2000 to 05/31/2007 in Academic Search Complete
      08/01/2000 to 05/31/2007 in Associates Programs Source Plus
      08/01/2000 to 05/31/2007 in Professional Development Collection

    • Journal of Research in Childhood Education
    • 01/01/1998 to 12/31/2012 in the College of DuPage Library
      03/01/1999 to present in Academic OneFile
      01/01/2010 to 12/31/2012 in Taylor & Francis Online

    • Young Children
    • latest 3 years in College of DuPage Library

    Professional Organizations

    Current Legislation

    • National Association for the Education of Young Children: Public Policy
    • For information on state and federal policy and legislation that impacts young children and families. Includes sections on emailing your legislator, an advocacy toolkit, particular facts and special reports of interest to early childhood education and care professionals.

    • Center for Childcare Workforce
    • "CCW/AFTEF's mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace."