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Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Research Connections (RC) offers a comprehensive, easily searchable collection of more than 10,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. The site offers the most current publications, as well as links to child care policy statements.

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort

is a longitudinal study that is designed to provide policy makers, researchers, child care providers, teachers, and parents with detailed information about children’s early life experiences.

The Foundation for Child Development

Our Mission is to harness the power of research to ensure that all children benefit from early learning experiences that affirm their individual, family, and community assets, fortify them against harmful consequences arising from economic instability and social exclusion, and that strengthen their developmental potential. The resource section is a collection of reports, research, papers, and other materials published primarily by FCD and its grantees. The resource section contains materials relating to FCD’s current programs: PreK-3rd Education, Young Scholars Program, and Child Well-Being Index (CWI). To keep up to date with FCD’s latest resources, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on Twitter (@fcdusorg).

The Office of Child Care (OCC)

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

Database child and youth policy, child and youth welfare  
The database contains information on federations, institutions and institutions of youth welfare and youth work with their aims, tasks and member organizations.

Bibliography of the yearbook children’s literature research  
The from the Institute for Youth book research, Frankfurt / Main constructed and based largely on foundations, extensive children’s and teen book and media collections are summarized in the library for youth book research. It is a scientific special library, which also contains the research and secondary literature on German-language children’s literature and selected titles of international research on children’s literature and youth literature.

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11  
ECLS-K:2011 is a longitudinal study that focuses on childrens early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and continuing through the fifth grade. It includes the collection of data from parents, teachers, school administrators, and before- and after-school care providers, as well as direct child assessments of students.

The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES)   
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES): 2012 restricted-use files include the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) file and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) file. The ECPP file contains data about children from birth to age 6 but not yet enrolled in kindergarten in 2012. The PFI file contains data about students enrolled or homeschooled for grades kindergarten through 12 in 2012.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
​NICHD was established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, with the support of Congress, to study the “complex process of human development from conception to old age.”

The Office of Community Services (OCS)  
The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families and revitalize communities. Our social service and community development programs work in a variety of ways to improve the lives of many.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data Explorer   –

Results of decades of assessment of students’ academic performance, as well as information about factors that may be related to their learning. Main NAEP provides national and state results in 8 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Results have been produced for the nation and participating states and other jurisdictions since 1990, and for selected urban districts (on a trial basis) since 2002.

Internet Crimes Against Children

The Federal Research Division (FRD) — under an interagency agreement with the National Institute of Justice — conducted research on Internet crimes against children. This research is grouped into several subtopics: unwanted solicitation for sexual contact or pictures; pornography (children as the subject); harassment and bullying; and unwanted exposure to sexually explicit material.

Professional Collection

Professional Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content for educators. The database offers balanced coverage for any professional educator or user interested in professional development.

Grant Funding Opportunity Announcements

ACF’s Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are responsible for the Federal Programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Tools for School Libraries

Libraries should be the hub of information for the entire school, with librarians and media specialists serving as the students’ guide on the adventure of learning. Here you’ll find student how-to documents, Resource Guides featuring lesson plans, projects, and more, and Tip Sheets for many Gale products.

K-12 Professional Development

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, believes the library is the heart of its community, driving meaningful and measurable outcomes for individual users and groups. Gale is a partner to libraries and businesses looking to deliver educational content, tools and services to support entrepreneurship, encourage self-directed learning, aid in research and instruction, and provide enlightening experiences. Gale has been a leading provider of research and education resources to libraries for 60 years and is committed to supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries and their users.

Child labour statistics   
Numbers on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour are provided by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC), which is the statistical arm of IPEC. SIMPOC assists countries in the collection, documentation, processing and analysis of child labour relevant data.

UNESCO : statistical tables to children’s well-being  
The statistical tables display economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world with particular reference to children’s well-being. Download the 14 statistical tables in one single PDF file or as individual files in PDF or excel formats.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 
The NCES, U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal government source of statistics and data studies describing the condition of American education, and education activities internationally.

Child Welfare Information Gateway   
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Topics range from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

Library of Congress Classroom Materials  
Historical context and ideas for teaching with specific Library of Congress primary source collections. The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

K-12 Curriculum Materials   
A guide to locating curriculum materials, including information about using the K-12 Curriculum Materials Collection.

National Geographic Learning (cengage) 
Feed Your Imagination with the new National Geographic Learning Book Collection! Over 500 best-selling National Geographic titles to support disciplinary learning across a variety of subject areas

Gale School Toolkit   
Here you’ll find a wealth of resources – from lesson plans to class projects, curriculum correlations, product information, and more – to foster better-engaged, better-achieving students.

Smithsonian Primary Source to U.S. history  
Gale and Smithsonian have partnered to deliver an online resource for users in your school U.S. history classes: Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History. This rare online resource includes unique and seminal primary sources, including documents, maps, historical objects, and other materials from the museums and archives from the collections of the Smithsonian and from Gale’s leading digital collections.

Gale In Context  
Premier databases that engage learners at school, at home, or on the go: covering Biography, Canada, Global Issues, Literature, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, World History, and middle school resource Research In Context — seamlessly integrate acclaimed content with media-rich, curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects and 21st-century themes.

CLiC (Classroom in Context) 
CLiC (Classroom in Context) provides a digital-based curriculum that transforms classrooms into an engaging and enriching experience for teachers and students. CLiC pulls resources from Gale’s In Context products, providing classrooms with up-to-date digital content that supports Common Core and other national and state standards.

National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (formerly Lu Rees Archives) is a comprehensive collection of books and other resources about authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection includes over 28,000 books, with some 3,800 of these in overseas translations in 53 languages, over 450 research files, and significant collections of authors’, illustrators’ and publishers’ papers, manuscripts and artwork.

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child – States Parties Reports

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations. WorldLII also includes as part of this searchable collection its own databases not found on other LIIs. These include databases of decisions of international Courts and Tribunals, databases from a number of Asian countries, and databases from South Africa (provided by Wits Law School).

Database children’s literature research and didactics and for Media Research and Media Education

The KiLiMM database is a project of the Center for Child and Youth Literature, Media and Mediendicactics (KiLiMM) of the Faculty of Humanities and German Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen. It provides bibliographical data on systematic and historical research on children’s literature and didactics as well as on media research and medial activities in German language teaching.

Historical children’s books

The children’s and youth book collection of the University Library Braunschweig arose after the Second World War at the then Kant-Hochschule (since 1947 pedagogical university) in Braunschweig. The most important part of the book collection, which had been moved from Berlin to Braunschweig during the war, was collected by Westphalian collector Karl Hobrecker and his wife Margarete.

Literature & Language Arts

Find lesson plans related to places, including America and Britain, as well as genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, and more.

International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation)   –

The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature  
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys.

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection   
The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection is one of North America’s leading research centers in the field of children’s literature. Although the Collection has many strengths, the main focus is on American and British children’s literature, historical and contemporary. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators, as well as 160,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. Part of Special Collections, the de Grummond Collection is housed in the McCain Library and Archives on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Library of Congress : Children’s Literature Center   
The Children’s Literature Center assists users in gaining access to all children’s materials dispersed throughout the Library. The Library holds between 500,000 and 600,000 children’s books and periodicals including maps, visual and audio media and secondary material.

Internet Crimes Against Children 
The Federal Research Division (FRD) — under an interagency agreement with the National Institute of Justice — conducted research on Internet crimes against children. This research is grouped into several subtopics: unwanted solicitation for sexual contact or pictures; pornography (children as the subject); harassment and bullying; and unwanted exposure to sexually explicit material.

Shaping the Values of Youth: Sunday School Books in 19th-Century America   
This digital collection illustrates a number of thematic divisions that preoccupied nineteenth-century America: sacred and secular, natural and divine, civilized and savage, rural and industrial, adult and child. It reveals a concerted effort to negotiate the tension between religion and culture, scripture and social reality, childhood and adulthood. It reveals the religious texture of everyday life for Christian antebellum America, the strenuous effort to forge a world founded on moral instruction-however banal or unrealistic or political.

Eloise Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People 
Ramsey believed that it was important for future teachers to take courses in children’s literature. She provided over 400 rare or notable books to start this collection, which is now part of the Special Collections in the Wayne State University library system. Important books from this collection have been digitized for online access. The physical copies of these books, as well as others, can be found in WSU Special Collections.

The Children’s Literature Center: The Library Of Congress  
The Children’s Literature Center assists users in gaining access to all children’s materials dispersed throughout the Library. The Library holds between 500,000 and 600,000 children’s books and periodicals including maps, visual and audio media and secondary material.

State Library Victoria: Children’s Books  
The Library has children’s books published between the 16th and 21st centuries, reflecting patterns of childhood reading over a period of 500 years. Our children’s book collection shows the expansion over time from the didactic beginnings of children’s literature to works for children’s entertainment such as novels, illustrated fiction, picture books, graphic novels, poetry and traditional stories.

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Digital Collection  
The de Grummond Children’s Literature Digital Collection contains a selection of items from manuscript collections located in the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection in McCain Library & Archives. Additional materials from manuscript collections of sufficient size are available in separate digital collections.

Internet Archive Children’s Library  
The Internet Archive also hosts a Children’s Library with books in a few different formats, including pdfs.

Melbourne Public Library ( children’s books) 
The Library has children’s books published between the 16th and 21st centuries, reflecting patterns of childhood reading over a period of 500 years. The earliest children’s book held is The Scholemaster by Roger Ascham, former schoolmaster to the young Queen Elizabeth I, and subsequently published under her patronage in 1571. This book and other readers and primers reflect the instructional nature of the earliest books for children.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)  
is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. CBCA brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. Throughout the year,

Central Database of Children’s Books – CBK   
The CBK, “Centraal Bestand Kinderboeken” (Central Database of Children’s Books), contains more than 251,000 records of mainly Dutch children’s books, magazines and catchpenny prints and ca. 65,000 records of books and magazine articles about children’s and youth literature, present in the following institutes:

The Children’s Literature Web Guide  
The Children’s Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.

Bibliography of the Yearbook Children’s and youth literary research  
from the Institute for Youth book research, Frankfurt / Main constructed and based largely on foundations, extensive children’s and teen book and media collections are summarized in the library for youth book research. It is a scientific special library, which also contains the research and secondary literature on German-language children’s literature and selected titles of international research on children’s literature and youth literature.

The AJuM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Jugendliteratur und Medien)  
The AJuM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Jugendliteratur und Medien) database contains children’s literature and youth literature. Over 500 pedagogues from all the federal states participate in the selection of the literature. Each year approximately 6,000 reviews are recorded. In doing so, older reviews are moved to the “Archive”. In the “Archive”, 19500 titles are listed at the beginning of 2007.

Bibliography of Children’s and Young Persons’ Literature   
BULB mainly records secondary literature on Swedish children’s literature. It includes both Swedish and foreign titles, which are primarily historical and theoretical, and contains references to: Monographs and collections

Swiss children’s books and books for young people (SIKJM) 
The present selection of Swiss children’s books and books for young people provides material for research on children’s literature and on children and youth culture of the 18th and 19th century in general, mainly in German and French speaking Switzerland. Most of the selected volumes are part of the private collection Keckeis. The publisher Peter Keckeis (1920-2007) collected around 400 children’s books and books for young people published before 1900.

Childhood studies