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Child Development Library Resources: Child Development Library Resources

Library Resources in support of HWC's Child Development Program

Mission Statement

Children holding hands in front of a warm sky. Picture border is heart shaped.The mission of the Harold Washington College Child Development Program is to prepare students to be advocates for all young children and their families 

  • by promoting equity in early childhood education through inclusive, anti-bias practices; 
  • by supporting students as they build the academic and professional skills required of the Early Childhood Educator; and 
  • by fostering strong, collaborative relationships as the foundation of this work that serves diverse communities across the City of Chicago. 

The Harold Washington College Library supports the mission of the College and its programs by offering a variety of services and resources designed to support the curriculum and to foster the life-long learning pursuits of the HWC community. This page contains resources for key Child Development Program assignments.


  • Education Full Text: This database provides information from full-text education journals. 
  • ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.
  • Primary SearchFull text of more than 70 resources for elementary school research.
  • Professional Development CollectionThis database provides collections of over 500 full text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. 
  • Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines, some of which are available full-text.

Internet Resources