Use the C.O.D. Library Catalog to find books on your advocacy project topic.
Use Early Childhood Education research databases to look up articles in magazines and journals. Also, see the newspaper databases. To use these databases from home, you will need a current C.O.D. Library Card.
Below are listed a few of the prominent journals in the early childhood education field:
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children The Public Policy segment has many ideas for advocacy issues, many drawn from NAEYC.
Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children Our local branch of NAEYC.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Public Policy For information on state and federal policy and legislation that impacts young children and families. Includes sections on emailing your legislator, an advocacy toolkit, particular facts and special reports of interest to early childhood education and care professionals.
Center for Childcare Workforce “CCW/AFTEF’s mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace.”
Early Childhood Education Toolkit from Ounce of Prevention Fund Ideas for advocacy on early childhood education issues, especially how to get your message to congressional representatives and Illinois lawmakers.
Use the Library's list of Web search engines to find Web sites on your advocacy project topic.
Career Encounters: Early Childhood Education [video] LB1775.6 .C3 1995 (CCIC)
Careers in Child Care [book] HQ778.5 .E24 2008 (CCIC}
Child Care Workers [Web site]
Early Childhood Education/Preschool Teacher Career Starter [book] LB 1775. C44 2002 (CCIC)
Early Childhood Professions [video] HQ 778.5 .E37 2004 (CCIC)
Opportunities in Child Care Careers [book] HQ778.7.U6 W57 2007 (CCIC)
Go to the C.O.D. Library’s College & Career Information Center for books and videos on resume writing and interviewing. For online sources, go to the Library’s “Jobs, Careers, and College Information” Web site. Explore the section on “Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing”.
For both national and Chicago area job listings, go to the Library’s special “Jobs, Careers, and College Information” Web site. Explore the sections on “Job Listings Sites.”
Marjorie Peters, Early Childhood Education & Care Librarian / firstname.lastname@example.org / (630) 942-2337 / SRC 3034 / http://www.cod.edu/library / rev. January 2011