Our Textbook List is available as a .pdf to download. Please ensure that the edition of the book you are ordering matches the edition on this list before you purchase it.

Ordering Information

Students must purchase the required textbook prior to enrolling in its associated course. Textbooks may be ordered from any source. We have searched for the most reliable and cost-effective sources and provided "Buy Online" links below.

Alternative sources for textbooks include eBook services such as VitalSource, local bookstores, or the University of Victoria under the course name PRIM400.

Remember to always refer to our Textbook List before purchasing books to ensure you have selected the correct title, author, edition and ISBN. It is advised that you refrain from enrolling in a course until you have received the required textbook.

Science of Early Childhood and Development Subscription

Many Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute (PRECI) courses require access to the Science of Early Childhood Development “North American Edition” and/or the “Child Development Primer”. These resources are considered “living textbooks” which are prepared and updated frequently by Canadian Early Childhood experts. If one or both of these resources is required for a course, they will be listed on the Textbook List and in the “Required Textbook” section below along with other required textbooks.

SECD Access Access to the SECD resources for the “North American Edition” or the “North American Edition + Primer” is obtained through the SECD Website. Each license is valid for two years from the date it is purchased. When choosing a subscription, carefully review the textbook list below to determine if you plan on taking a course that requires the Primer in the next two years. If you plan on taking even one course that requires the Primer during that period, we advise that your purchase the “North American Edition + Primer” license. The “Primer” portion is significantly discounted when purchased as part of a package with the North American Edition. Only purchase the standalone “North American Edition” if you do not plan on taking any courses that require the Primer in the next two years.

Using Outdated Editions

Often students like to cut down costs by purchasing used or older editions. Older editions often work, but you will find yourself using the table of contents more often to find the suggested readings. Textbooks that are outdated by more than one edition should not be used, and the use of current editions is encouraged.

Important Note

If you are purchasing books online, please check our Textbook List to see which edition is in use to ensure that you order the correct edition of the textbook. Amazon.ca will sometimes list multiple editions under the same book title. If you are unsure if the correct edition is in stock, please contact the seller.