Early childhood education and child development for elementary school librarians
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Many elementary school librarians have limited knowledge of early childhood education teaching practices and early childhood development. The connections between information literacy and early childhood education have not been explored sufficiently. Many school librarians dilute curriculum meant for older students in order to teach information literacy to young children, rather than using early childhood teaching methods for these young students. Also, because of the deficit of knowledge regarding early childhood development, selection methods of early childhood materials are unrefined. Studying early childhood teaching practices and early childhood development could lead to age appropriate information literacy instruction and an approach to selecting books and materials that takes into account the developmental needs of young children.