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ERIC – Educational Resources Information Center

  • Largest and most respected open database on education and children.
  • Click “Full text available on ERIC” below the search box to see only free content.

Additional Resources

National Institute for Early Education Research

NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children

Association for Childhood Education International

  • A non-profit interested in sharing new approaches to the education of children
  • Includes news and publications some of which are free, though full journal articles require membership

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

  • Created as part of a partnership between several institutions with a vested interest in early education
  • Seeks to promote high quality research in child care and early education
  • Provides access to research, articles and other relevant publications as well as tools to help understand research methods and

Department of Education – Early Learning

  • Resources from the US Department of Education on Early Learning
  • Includes several resources including data, statistics, resources and information about budget and legislation related to early childhood education

Department of Education – Institute of Education Sciences

  • The portion of the DOE dedicated to conducting and disseminating the research needed to effectively inform education policy
  • Not strictly about early childhood education, but nonetheless provides important and useful research and information

Early Childhood News

  • An online resource center for teachers and parents of children
  • Featured content and article archive feature research and discussions about child development, developmentally appropriate practices, behavior and guidance and more

National Center for Education Statistics

  • Statistical data pertaining to education

National Education Association – Early Childhood Education

  • Created by the NEA, which is “committed to the cause of public education”
  • Provides information about current issues facing educators with a section dedicated to early childhood education
  • Includes core research, articles and policy briefs