Open Textbook Examples

Academic Senate of California Community Colleges (ASCCC) OER Project
In Canvas Commons  type "ASCCC CD” and scroll through the CD Canvas Course shells

CDTC OER Textbooks Available in English and Spanish 
Child Growth & Development
Child Family & Community
Observation & Assessment
Intro to Curriculum
Teaching in a Diverse Society


Libre Texts
Early Childhood Development 

Materials can be remixed, imported into Canvas, and printed through Lulu Xpress and here is a resource from LibreText on importing and printing 

Libre Texts
Child Growth & Development - student access to textbook 

Lifespan Development
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Educational Learning Theories

Developmental Psychology
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Cognitive Development in Childhood
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Music and the Child
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A Child Becomes a Reader
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Other OER Resources

Child Growth and Development Quizzes and Canvas Course Shell
Contact Prof. Kathy Adams

CAAEYC 2019 OER Presentation 

Early Childhood Education OER Collaboration Google Group
(view as a resource or join to collaborate)!forum/early-childhood-education-oer-collaboration 

Faculty Initiative Project 

College of the Canyons OER Page 

NOBA Social and Personality Development in Childhood

Early Learning Math and Science

K-5 Math and Technology Resources
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The Role of Play in Children’s Health and Development
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The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy
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UCLA Children's Book Collection

Historical Children Literature

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SBVC OER Resources

Vision Resource Center
(only for California Community College faculty and must have an account)

California Community College OER 

Open Stax Textbooks 

Open Textbook Library 

COC’s OER Resources Page 


SUNY’s Geneseo OASIS 

Merlot II
(be sure to confirm licensing) 

Canvas Commons
(will need to upload to view) 

Public Domain Government Websites 
(you can search federal and state websites of your choice as the information at these websites are public domain) 

Head Start (Public Domain)  

CDC (Public Domain)

Advanced Google Search
Click on settings (after doing a search) 🡪 choose Advanced Search  🡪 Scroll down to Usage rights 🡪 Select free to use, share or modify, even commercially


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(all are completely free to use) 


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