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CDECE 1: Getting Started

This guide was created to support Professor Lang's CDECE 1 course and library orientation session.

Welcome to the CDECE 1 Libguide


This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may find useful for CDECE 1.

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, recommended databases, electronic sources and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.

Overview of Early Childhood Education Jobs

Early childhood education (ECE) jobs are ideal for people who want to work with infants and young children. Most early childhood education workers have college degrees or state licenses in early childhood development. Licensure and degrees allow graduates to work in various educational settings, such as schools, daycare centers and other institutions.

Most people define early childhood education as the formal teaching and care of children before normal school age — 5-years old, in most countries. In the United States, however, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) identifies “early childhood” as children younger than 8-years old.

Early childhood educators are trained to observe and evaluate young children and to identify their special needs. This can include learning disabilities, physical disabilities and emotional or behavioral disabilities. (Early Childhood , 2012)

Keyword Suggestions

Suggested keywords to use in your searches in the library catalog, electronic databses, and online resources.  The topics below are general topics that may be directly or indirectly related to the field of Early Childhood Education.  You may want to type in "early childhood education" + "one of the topics below" when you search the catalogs and databases.

  • career development
  • vocational guidance
  • vocational interests
  • employment opportunities
  • cover letters
  • job vacancies
  • job search
  • job hunting
  • occupations
  • professions
  • employment
  • teaching

(from Career & Job Searching LibGuide created by N. Buenaventura)

      General Career Guidance Information

      Visit the Career & Job Searching LibGuide ,created by Librarian Nenita Buenaventura, for general information on job/career search, resumes, and preparation for interviews. 

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