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Materials on Early Childhood Education may be found in the L, LA, LB, and LC call number areas and by searching the library catalog. The following divisions may be helpful in locating more specific information.

 LB 1025-1050 Teaching (Principles and Practices)

LB 1139.2-1139.5 Early Childhood Education

LB 1141-1489 Kindergarten

LB 1501-1547 Primary Education

LB 1705-2206 Education and Training of Teachers

LB 2801-3095 School Administration

LC 8-6601 Special Aspects of Education

Subjects that you may search include early childhood education, education preschool,
nursery schools, kindergarten, and education primary.

Reference Works

Dictionary of Educational Acronyms, Abbreviations & Initialisms Ref LB15.P35
The Encyclopedia of Education Ref LB17.E5
Encyclopedia of American Education Ref LB17.U54
Home Education Resource Guide Ref LC40.H83
United States Supreme Court Education Cases Ref KF4110.3U15
Virginia Educational Directory Ref L903.V8


You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions” or click here for an online tutorial.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) provides extensive educational-related literature. Many resources within this database are full-text.

Education Research Complete offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals.

Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

MasterFILE Premier is composed of full text journal and magazine articles, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection.


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The Perpetual Preschool provides information on child development, discipline, safety lesson plans, holiday themes and learning centers.

Education Place from the Houghton Mifflin publishing group has games, project materials, and annotated resource links for children ages K-8. Teachers and parents will find resources in language arts, math, and social studies.

Idea Box includes lots of activities, crafts, games, and songs for young children. Seasonal and holiday activities along with craft recipes for such things as “play dough” are included as well.

National Center for Early Development & Learning , a national early childhood research project, concentrates on enhancing the development of children from birth through age eight. Case studies, reports, fact sheets, and other research documents are accessible from this site.

Education Finance Statistics Center provides financial statistics on public elementary and secondary education as well as specific school district finance data.

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence gives K-12 students and teachers access to hundreds of free educational resources.

National Center for Education Statistics is the primary agency for collecting data and statistics on education in the United States and other nations.

The Nation's Report Card - National Assessment of Educational Progress assesses what America’s students know and how they perform in various subject areas such as math, science, reading, writing, and other topics.

U.S. Department of Education provides education related information at the national and state level.

If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance
finding additional information, please Ask a Librarian.