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Welcome to the SUNY Canton Early Childhood Research Guide!

Here you will find links to research tools and suggested resources to help you find the information that you need.

You can always visit the library Website at: for access to all of the databases and journals available to you through SUNY Canton.

SUNY Canton A.S. in Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Associate of Science Degree Program involves students in a course of study that integrates theory and practice, while offering a challenging curriculum that promotes the value of early childhood studies and the early care profession.

Early Childhood Studies at Canton.

Web Resources

Children's Literature Center - Library of Congress

Children's Literature - The British Library

Books in Children's Literature - The Gutenberg Project

International Children's Digital Library - A library for world's children

Children's Literature - It is an independent review source. Over 120,000 children's and YA books reviews since 1993.

Professional Organizations

NAEYC: The major professional organization for early childhood educators is the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all young children, from 0 to 8 years old, by connecting research projects and best practices.

NYAEYCNew York Association for the Education of Young Children promotes excellence in early education services for New York State children and families through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

NHSA: National Head Start Association mission is to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education.

NAECTENational Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators - NAECTE advocates for improvements in early childhood teacher education and provides a forum for consideration issues and concerns of interest of educators in early childhood.

CWLAChild Welfare League of America is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. CWLA's expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country.

Child Welfare Information Gateway - Find resources to help parents understand children's developmental stages.

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development - This online encyclopedia is produced by the Centre for Early Childhood Development in Canada. It is intended for policy-makers, service planners and service providers, and as well for parents.

KIDS COUNT Data Center - it is project of the Annie E Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report called KIDS COUNT Data Book that assesses child well-being in the United States.

PBS Parent Resources - it is a trusted resource that's filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.