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On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Early Childhood Education. For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Education Reference Desk (VERD).

Alistair Lamb - Subject Librarian
(07) 858-5104
alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

Databases

Coverage: Coverage: 1978- Index, 2000- Full-text.
An indexing and full-text database providing access to information about all aspects of education in Australasia including New Zealand. Sources include journals, monographs, research reports, theses, conferences legislation, parliamentary debates, newspapers, tests and the web.
Coverage: Full text
Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Coverage: Coverage: 1998 - (Full text)
Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, this database covers agriculture, arts, Asian studies, business, cultural studies, education, history, indigenous studies, law, media, political science, reference, social sciences, science and technology.
User Guide
NZCER Journals Online provides access to Set: Research Information for Teachers, Assessment Matters, Curriculum Matters and Early Childhood Folio.  These titles cover research in early childhood education, curriculum and assessment in education research, policy and practice.
Coverage: 1966 to present (Some full text)
Includes CBCA Education, Physical Education Index, ProQuest Education Journals and ERIC. These databases provide resources on teaching, educational research, educational administration, literature on primary, secondary, higher, adult and special education as well as home schooling. The collection includes scholarly journals, administration and professional publications, topical journals, theses, dissertations and education-focused newsletters.

Encyclopedias

Explores questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth. Approximately 460 entries describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history.
This ebook provides a good starting point for research, it explains key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, with subjects ranging from Gender to Te Whariki.

Journals

Published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, this journal contains recent research in early childhood education. The articles are designed to be thought provoking and forward-looking, and are ideal for staff discussions.
Early Education is a semi-annual journal published by Early Education Services at Auckland University of Technology, for people interested in early childhood education. Also available in print.
The First Years - Ngā Tau Tuatahi is a professional peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, research, book reviews and commentaries on infant-toddler education. The library holds this journal back to 2006.

Websites

This site provides information about leading, managing and administering early childhood education services.
ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services and publishes national reports on current education practice.
The Ministry of Education's Early Childhood section provides links to the latest Early Childhood education news and websites, including ECE Lead and ECE Educate.
NZCER is an independent educational research organisation with a bicultural focus.
User Guide
The New Zealand Education Gazette is the official journal of the Ministry of Education.
A national organisation that provides Early Childhood Education Centres that are run co-operatively by whanau/parents. Playcentre also provides parent education, equipment and facilities for quality early childhood education.
The parent body of 29 Kindergarten Associations throughout New Zealand representing more than 430 kindergartens.
This trust was set up to manage the kaupapa (philosophy) of the Kohanga Reo movement and to facilitate a partnership between the people and the departments of Government.
Formerly NZ Childcare Association, Te Rito Maioha provides a wide range of professional services to childcare centres and individual members (including students).