The Illinois Resource Center, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, has compiled a collection of quality materials and resources related to early childhood education and highlighting topics such as developmentally appropriate practices, family involvement, observation and assessment, language, literacy, culture, health, special education, and community collaboration. Our collection includes: 

  • Professional journals
  • Books
  • Kits
  • Videotapes
  • Curriculums
  • Classroom materials
  • Assessments

Materials are available for loan or preview through The Center Library. Early Childhood materials in The Center Library are searchable by title in the library's online catalog.

Please contact the Center Librarian at 224-366-8500 for more information about using The Center Library.