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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links    

CDC Child Development
Take every step necessary to ensure that children group up in environments where their social, emotional, and educational needs are met.

Child Development Institute
Information on child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health & safety, child psychology, and mental health, including ADHD. [Recommended by Psychology Today and American Psychological Association]

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
ECLKC is offered by the Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP)
ECRP is a peer-reviewed electronic journal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. Published twice a year, issues are available in full-text from Spring 1999 to the present.  Also viewable in Spanish.

Education World: The Educator's Best Friend
This Web site is a free educator's resource and Internet search engine. With new material added weekly, the site features original lesson plans, curriculum materials, links to state and federal resources and monthly reviews of the best educational sites on the Web.

Idea Box : Early Childhood Education & Activity Resources
The Idea Box is a great resource for activities, games, crafts, music and more for young children.  The site is not searchable, but all lists are alphabetical and easy to use.

MEDLINEplus : Child Safety
MEDLINEplus is a Web-based database from the National Institutes of Health designed to assist the public in locating authoritative health information. MEDLINEplus pages contain carefully selected links to Web resources with health information and links to pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE database.  Locate information on health topics, drugs and care providers.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)
This service of the Child Care Bureau links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Child care A to Z : the first five years
Call number: Ref BF721.W59  1997

Child development (Macmillan psychology reference series)
Call number: Ref HQ772.C436 2002

Early childhood education : an international encyclopedia
Call number: Ref LB1139.23.E272 2007

The early intervention dictionary : a multidisciplinary guide to terminology
Call number:  Ref HV891.C63  1999

Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media
Call number: Ref HQ784.M3E53 2007

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Child care services--Cross-cultural studies

Child development--United States

Curriculum planning--United States

Early childhood education--Cross-cultural studies

Early childhood education--United States

Educational psychology

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Cultural bias in education
Call number: Video 001019
This program examines roadblocks to Latino academic advancement as well as productive educational models; explores the relationship between standardized testing and cultural diversity and questions whether cultural bias can be eliminated from standardized testing; and looks at early childhood education programs and the factors that deter Latino families from participating in them.

Curriculum for infants and toddlers
Call number: Video 001201  (4 videos)
"This program is one in a series of programs presenting information about developmentally appropriate practice on a variety of topics designed for early childhood educators, caregivers, and students."

Human development : birth to 2 1/2 years
Call number: Video 000734
Traces the factors that contribute to the metamorphosis of a child from a helpless, seemingly unresponsive newborn to a confident toddler interacting with people and objects in his world. In addition to child development during this period it offers practical suggestions for enhancing that development.

Human development : 2 1/2 to 6 years
Call number: Video 000735
Traces the factors that contribute to the metamorphosis of a child from a toddler to preschooler. In addition to child development during this period it offers practical suggestions for enhancing that development.

So smart!
Call number: Video 001146  (3 videos)
An exciting new animated video for babies and toddlers created by an early childhood development researcher. It is based on studies that identify what babies like to see and hear, and how they learn.

The whole child : a caregiver's guide to the first five years
Call number: Video 000143  (13 videos)
Teaches the latest in the fields of child development and child care for the critical years from birth to the age of five. Outlines essential information about children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Presents practical developmental activities and techniques to use in difficult situations. Shows real children and teachers in Head Start classrooms, a private urban infant center and preschool, an in-home family child care program, a suburban preschool and two university child care centers.

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 4 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(preschool education)  [from scholarly journals only]
    2.  SUB(child development) AND (activities)
SUB(teaching) AND SUB(preschool education)

    4.  SU(child development)  [from scholarly journals only]

Researched and evaluated by:
S. Wells, Librarian 1/2002
last update:  W. Enright, Librarian 4/2009

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