Use the Library Catalog to locate whole books on your advocacy project topic.
- Early Childhood Education Journal
- Early Childhood Research and Practice
- Exceptional Children
- Journal of Research in Childhood Education
- Scholastic Early Childhood Today
- Young Children
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
01/01/1999 to present in Directory of Open Access Journals
09/01/2001 to present in Academic OneFile
from 01/01/1981 to 12/31/2006 in the College of DuPage Library v. 48-72 (1981-2006) MICROFILM
from 01/01/1988 to 12/13/2015 in Academic OneFile
from 01/01/2001 to present in Academic Search Complete
from 01/01/2001 to present in Professional Development Collection
from 01/13/2014 to present in the College of DuPage Library v. 48-72 (1981-2006) MICROFILM
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
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
latest 3 years in College of DuPage Library
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Daycare Regulations
- Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children
"The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8."
The Public Policy segment has many ideas for advocacy issues, many drawn from NAEYC. Also look at links to governmental bodies.
Important licensing standards and other legal information
Our local branch of NAEYC. Check their About Us segment for programs.
Current Legislation, Public Policy and Advocacy Information
- National Association for the Education of Young Children: Public Policy
- Center for Childcare Workforce
- Early Childhood Education Toolkit from Ounce of Prevention Fund
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.
"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."
Ideas for advocacy on early childhood education issues, especially how to get your message to congressional representatives and Illinois lawmakers. Look under Publications by Title.
Employment and Career Information
Illinois Labor Market Information
Click on Occupational Wages (OES), then choose Local Workforce Area. DuPage County is LWA6.
Information on over 950 occupations, including work tasks, skills, abilities, values, and more for each job.
Occupational Outlook Handbook On the Web
Full-text of the most essential career information source in the United States.
College of DuPage Library, College and Career Information
Our site that contains information of finding and applying for jobs, resume writing, interviewing, building your career, and finding a college to attend.
Selected materials from the CCIC collection:
Careers in Child Care
CCIC HQ778.63 .F74 2015
Careers in Child Care
CCIC RC HQ778.5 .E24 2008
Early Childhood Education/Preschool Teacher Career Starter
CCIC LB1775 .C44 2002
Early Childhood Professions
CCIC HQ778.5 .E37 2004
Opportunities in Child Care Careers
CCIC HQ778.7.U6 W57 2007