Child Development and Early Childhood Education

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About This Guide

This guide presents academic sources available at BU. You may want to begin by finding background information first, such as this ‘Child Development‘ Wikipedia entry, but note when and how to use background material.

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The best way to discover articles is to search databases (try Search) – you will be searching millions of records at once. Following journal literature is an effective means of scholarship.
buls journalsAustralian Journal of Early Childhood
Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter
Child Care Health and Development
Child Development
Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Child Study Journal
Children and Schools
Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Journal
Early Childhood Folio
Early Childhood Report
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Infant and Child Development
Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education


American RadioWorks: Early Lessons
Child Trends
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Care & Development
Early Childhood Education Links
Early Connections: Technology in Early Childhood Education
Economics of Early Childhood Policy
National Association for Child Development
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center


Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary borrowing services.

Select eBooks

Common Characteristics and Unique Qualities in Preschool Programs Global Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

Child development and social policy knowledge for action

Child development for child care and protection workers

Young Children's Play and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education for a new era : leading for our profession

Seen and heard : children's rights in early childhood education

Child development at the intersection of emotion and cognition

Select Print Books

Child Development in Practice : Responsive Teaching and Learning from Birth to Five

Mugar LB1140.23 .M37 2011

Children’s Drawing and Writing : The Remarkable in the Unremarkable

Education LB1139 .D7 M27 2011

Defending Childhood : Keeping the Promise of Early Education

Education LB1139.25 .D44 2012

Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Primary School

Education LB1060.2 .C65 2011

Freud in Oz : At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children’s Literature

Mugar PR830. P74 K53 2011

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Education LB1139.25 .H33 2012

Knowledge Development in Early Childhood Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications

Education LB1139.23 .K64 2012

Motives in Children’s Development : Cultural-Historical Approaches

Mugar HQ772 .M68 2012

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development

Mugar BF341 .N377 2011

Participation, Citizenship, and Trust in Children’s Lives

Mugar BF723 .T78 P37 2013

Play in Clinical Practice : Evidence-Based Approaches

Mugar RJ505.P6 P526 2011

Rethinking Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education: Concepts, Contexts and Cultures

Mugar LB1139.35 .P55 R47 2011

School Rampage Shootings and other Youth Disturbances : Early Preventative Interventions

Mugar BF721 .S43 2012

Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy : Bureaucratizing the Child

Mugar LC191.4 .W38 2012

Seen and Heard : Children’s Rights in Early Childhood Education

Education LB1029.R35 H35 2011

Social Development : Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

Mugar BF723 .S62 S577 2011

Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Child Development and Psychology in the Classroom

Education LB1117 .B465 2011

The Truth about Girls and Boys : Challenging Toxic Stereotypes about our Children

Mugar BF723 .S42 R58  2011