This free online Encyclopedia was developed to provide readers from around the world with access to the best information available on the development of young children.
Since 2007 it has brought together articles written by internationally renowned experts on topics having to do with the development of young children, from conception to the age of five. Most of the topics addressed are explored from three perspectives: development, services and policy. In addition, for each topic there is a synthesis that provides, in a simplified format, the key points that will be most useful to practitioners and planners.
The majority of users are people who work with children, including educators, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, regular visitors who, in 80% of cases, use the information they find in their work; for example, as a reference they can share with parents. This is helpfully facilitated by the Encyclopedia being published in four languages: English, Français, Español and Português.
The Encyclopedia is produced by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development at the Université de Montréal in Canada. It may be reproduced for educational and non-profit purposes.
I first learned of this resource via Suzanne Schlechte’s pinterest board ‘Early Childhood Education‘; thanks Suzanne!