Friday, October 3, 2014

Resources for Early Childhood Studies

“Quality resources nourish professional wisdom.”
                               -Laureate Education, Inc. (2010).

Marla’s list of resources:
Pediatrician: T. Berry Brazelton:
Book: What to Expect the First Year by Sandee Hathaway, Arlene Eisenberg, and Heidi Murkoff
Book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

NAEYC. (2014, October). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved from:
NAEYC. (2014, October). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. Retrieved from:
NAEYC. (2014, October). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved from:
NAEYC. (2014, October). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved from:
NAEYC. (2014, October). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. Retrieved from:
NAEYC. (2014, October). Early childhood inclusion: A summary. Retrieved from:
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families (2014, October). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved from:
FPG Child Development Institute. (2014, October). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. Retrieved from:
Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J.Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., Summers, J.A., Turnbull, R.,& Stowe, M. (2010). Knowledge-to- action guides for preparing families to be partners in making educational decisions. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42-53.

International Support for Children’s Rights & Well-Being
World Forum Foundation. (2014, October). About Us. Retrieved from:
World Organization for Early Childhood Education. (2014, October). About OMEP. Retrieved from:
Association for Childhood Education International. (2014, October). Principles/Governance. Retrieved from:
UNICEF (n.d.). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved from:

Early Childhood Organizations
National Association for the Education of Young Children:

The Division for Early Childhood:

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families:

Harvard Education Letter:

FPG Child Development Institute:

Administration for Children and Families Headstart's National Research Conference:

Children's Defense Fund:

Center for Child Care Workforce:

Council for Exceptional Children:

Institute for Women's Policy Research:

National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education:

National Child Care Association:

National Institute for Early Education Research:

Voices for America's Children:

The Erikson Institute:

Child Study Journal
Developmental Psychology
Early Childhood Education Journal
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
International Journal of Early Childhood
International Journal of Early Years Education
Journal of Child & Family Studies
Journal of Early Childhood Research
Maternal & Child Health Journal
Multicultural Education
Social Studies
YC Young Children

Laureate Education, Inc. (2010). The resources for early childhood. Baltimore: Author.


  1. Awesome resources Marla. I have several of the "What to expect…" books. When I had my 1st and 2nd daughters, I referred to them often. Now that I have four daughter, I haven't looked through them in a while. Sometimes I believe I could write my own "What to Expect…from a mommy's point of view."

  2. Marla,
    How insightful of you to infuse intuition and mindfulness into your blog posts regarding ethics. It seems many of us in the course are choosing ethics and ideals that speak to the value of uniqueness and a child’s potential.
    I absolutely adore your statement: “You want to be the adult that the child can depend on for a life-long trusting relationship” and want to highlight LIFE-LONG TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP. I think positive interactions with children (families), even if briefly will help to build on these types of relationships.

    Here’s how I sum up the info you’ve blogged about- in my own “unique” way with my own “unique” thought process: Relational trust, intuition, and mindfulness can = lifelong trust for oneself creating a circle of reciprocity that lends to healthier communities. Healthier people = healthier communities= healthier people.

    (I had to post this as anonymous. I couldn't figure out how else to comment.)

    ~Elizabeth A.