Recommended Open Educational Resources for Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education (2019)"This  book will serve as a resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in the area of early childhood education. The 18 chapters are divided and organized into the major areas relevant to early childhood education: early childhood development, play, science, mathematics, technology, literacy, and exceptional learners."
Early Childhood Education (2023)"This  book discusses innovative approaches that employ transformative elements (targets, methods, materials, ideas, etc.) in early childhood education."
Early Childhood Education Leadership in Times of Crisis"The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected all aspects of professional and private life worldwide, including the field of early childhood education and care (ECE). This volume sheds light on leadership in ECE: How did leaders experience the challenges they were facing and what coping strategies did they apply in order to deal with the changes in everyday life and practices in ECE centres? Authors from twelve countries present empirical findings gaining information on different crisis management mechanisms in ECE systems around the world."
Intro to Early Childhood Education - ECED&105"Introduction to Early Childhood Education is an Open Education Resources Textbook for common course ECED 105 and the book was produced with support from funding secured through the Carl D. Perkins Act."
Play-Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood Education"This open access book develops a theoretical concept of teaching that is relevant to early childhood education, and based on children’s learning and development through play. It discusses theoretical premises and research on playing and learning, and proposes the development of play-responsive didaktik."
Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education"Evidence shows that experiences in childhood are extremely important for a child’s healthy development and lifelong learning. How a child develops during this time affects future cognitive, social, emotional, language, and physical development, which in turn influences school readiness and later success in life." This resource is an open access textbook for college students.
Teaching Early and Elementary STEM"This Open Access Educational textbook, "Teaching Early and Elementary STEM", was written to support pre-service early childhood and elementary teachers in their journey to become facilitators of science, technology, engineering, and math, or “STEM,” and "integrated STEM" in their future classrooms. Students who read and use this text will deepen their understanding of “STEM” and “integrated STEM,” learn what early childhood and elementary..."