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Open Educational Resources (OER) by Subject: Education/Child Development

Education & Early Childhood Development OERs Adopted by SMCCD Faculty

Course Materials

A video instructional series in early childhood development for college and high school classrooms, caregivers, and parents; 13 half-hour video programs and coordinated books

A video instructional series in developmental psychology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 5 one-hour video programs, 26 half-hour audio programs, and coordinated books .

This course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range.

The 10 modules include video segments featuring teachers using effective strategies and techniques in the classroom on subjects such as phonemic awareness, phonics, speech sounds, and text comprehension.

EdX offers online education courses covering a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Explore case studies in teaching and learn about how technology is increasing access to quality education on an unprecedented scale.

This is an online college course developed for students preparing to be teachers, as well as inservice K-12 classroom teachers and other educators.


Other Open Content

  • Child Development Journal A multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with an international membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals. This site provides free access to some of the articles published in this journal.
  • Child Development Research “Child Development Research is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of child development research.”
  • Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP) Journal Open-access, peer-reviewed, bilingual Internet journal in early care and education.
  • CALiO E-Publications From The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) of the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), “full-text of publications that do not require fee or password. Many of the publications included in this collection were published by state and federal government agencies, and are in the public domain. Others were funded by foundations or other organizations for open access.”
  • PBS Learning Media California A public media system-wide repository of digital media learning objects, including videos, images, podcasts, and documents.
  • ​Child Development Institute Parent resources related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning, media, entertainment, family activities, professional experts organizations, and other useful websites.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development One of the National Institutes of Health, NICHD "conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disability and disease; and sponsors training programs for scientists, health care providers, and researchers​."


Content included in the OER by Subject Research Guide by Skyline Library is licensed CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise indicated.