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The National Academies Press, created by the National Academy of Sciences, publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. Many of these reports (books) focus on topics related to early childhood ecducation.
For a list of books on early childhood education, start at the National Academies Press homepage. Click "Browse by Topic" in the grey box on the top right side of the screen. In the list that appears on the left, select "Behavioral and Social Sciences." Then look for the row of black tabs near the top of the scree, and click the option for "Children, Youth and Families." Or, go directly to the "Children, Youth and Families" page by clicking this link:
The full text of these books is available to read for free online. Additionally, they may be downloaded to your computer for free, though you will need to provide your email address. Also note, they are for personal, non-commercial use.