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Early Childhood Education Resources: Home

Professional Resources related to early childhood education.

Associations and Organizations

Asssociation for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
ACEI is a professional organization that advocates for the adequate education for children from birth to early adolescence. The Free Resources section includes teaching ideas.
Grades: PreK - 8
Early Child Development at the World Bank
The World Bank supports projects to improve the development and education of children from birth to age seven. This website provides information to assist policy makers, program managers and practitioners regarding the importance of early childhood education, as well as project development steps and financing tools.
Grades: PreK - 2
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC, the early childhood professional organization, has articles from its journal, professional development information, and accreditation standards. It provides law and public policy information and links to other early childhood resources.
Grades: PreK - 3

Bibliographies and Research Guides

Alphabet Books
A selected list of all kinds of alphabet books, from books to teach young children how to identify letters to artistic interpretations of the alphabet. All titles are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 3
Cut Paper Illustrated Children's Books
An annotated list of picture books that are illustrated using cut paper. All titles are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 3
Early Childhood Teaching Resources
A selection of resources for teaching children in preschool through grade 3. All resources are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 3
Recommended Books for Babies and Toddlers
Recommended for the very young child these titles are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - K
Recommended Easy Reader Books
First readers are intended for children at a first or second grade level that have a recognizable format and often belong to a series. This list is divided by Level A (First Steps), Level B (Gaining Confidence) and Level C (Taking Off). All titles are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 3

Databases

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Free searchable database of over 14,000 resources related to child care and early education. This unbiased, interdisciplinary collection includes full-text scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports and data sets. Created through a partnership among Columbia University, the University of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Grades: PreK - 3
Diverse BookFinder: Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books
Sponsored by Bates College in Lewiston,ME and funded through a federal grant this database tries to identify ALL multicultural picture books published in the U.S. since 2002. Searchable by race-culture, ethnicity, religion, holiday, setting, awards, etc. The website includes selected lists for adoption, multiracial families, and more. Not all books are recommended.
Grades: PreK - 3

Librarian

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Neil Grimes
Contact:
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3184