Education: Early childhood education

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Subject Guide

You may wish to view the Children's Literature Subject Guide.


This guide provides access to information about many aspects of children's literature including authors, history, awards and publishers.  The In focus sections look at:


  • Fantasy, science fiction and horror
  • Picture books
  • Australian material


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Key databases for early childhood education

These are the key databases for your research in early childhood education.  A complete list of databases with Early childhood education content and databases with Education content is available.

De Lissa Association Collection

The De Lissa Association Collection was donated to the University of South Australia Library by the de Lissa Graduates Association in 2011. It includes items relating to educational pioneer Lillian de Lissa, the history of the Kindergarten Movement from its beginnings and the development of early childhood education in South Australia.

Information on the contents of the Collection can be found here and in the UniSA Archival Collections, and digital copies of selected items can be viewed. Some collection items are available for borrowing by UniSA staff for teaching and research purposes. For further information or access to the Collection, please email the library