Course Resources

Position Statements and Influential Practices:

NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8.

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention.

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness.

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity.

NAEYC. (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8.

NAEYC. (2009, April). Early childhood inclusion: A summary.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. (2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda.

FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG Snapshot, No. 33).

Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J. Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., et al. (2010). Knowledge-to-action guides. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42-53.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Global Support for Children’s Rights and Well-Being:

Article: UNICEF (n.d.). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

World Forum Foundation

World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Association for Childhood Education International
Selected 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

Selected Professional Journals Available in the Walden Library:

YC Young Children


Journal of Child & Family Studies

Child Study Journal

Multicultural Education

Early Childhood Education Journal

Journal of Early Childhood Research

International Journal of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Developmental Psychology

Social Studies

Maternal & Child Health Journal

International Journal of Early Years Education

Additional Resources:

Here are a few more resources that can be helpful when looking for information.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association:

Center for Effective Parenting:

Early Childhood News: