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This guide is designed to provide a starting point for research in Early Childhood Education
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.mvc.edu/earlychildhood Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Started

If you have not selected a topic, first think about what interest you most.  If you are confronted with too many issues/topics, try answering these questions: 

  • Why are you taking this particular class?   
  • What motivated you to enroll in an Early Childhood Education class versus an Education or General Psychology class? 
  • Taking all three - what made you take all? 

Within a range of broad topics such as preschool development, childcare, infants and toddlers, education, special needs children are numerous more specific issues that may interest you.  The library databases such as:


» Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center       

» Points of View Reference Center     

are useful resources for current events, controversial issues, and social issues that may help you formulate a topic relating to early childhood education.  The Reference Librarian can direct you to reference sources as well that may provide information to help in a topic selection.

Print Reference Sources

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolscence
    MVC Reference
    HQ772 .G27 1998
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
    MVC Reference
    HQ767.9 .C352 2005
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