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Early Childhood Education

Resources for everyone who works with and cares for young children. Early childhood educators, this is your list!


The Vancouver Public Library Children's Services and Children's Library support the work of early childhood educators and others who work with and care for children in their early years.

This guide will introduce you to a wide range of excellent resources to support your work with young children.

You can use the menu links to view resources about circletime and other activity planning; visual stories; puppetry; movement and music; fingerplays, rhymes and songs; inclusion resources; math; science and more.

Please ask for help finding resources to meet your needs, we are always ready to assist you.

The Reading Tree

Come along as we talk, sing, play, write and read through the whimsical story of The Reading Tree – Vancouver Public Library's picture book, distributed free to Vancouver families with young children, at all VPL Library branches.
Written and published by VPL, and illustrated by Dianna Bonder, The Reading Tree includes a guide for parents and caregivers to support them in reading to their children and building reading and literacy development into everyday activities.

For more information see here

Roots of Reading