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Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (JECTE)


The Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (JECTE) is the professional journal of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE). JECTE evolved from the NAECTE newsletter, the Bulletin (19791989), and was established in 1989 as the official journal of NAECTE. In 1990, the NAECTE Governing Board appointed an editor and editorial board that developed manuscript review criteria and implemented a blind review process. The first refereed issue of the journal was published in Spring 1990. The journal was first produced by university desktop publishing. Publication was shifted in 1997 to commercial publishers.

The purpose of the journal reflects the purposes of NAECTE: to provide an issues forum, a means of communication, and an interchange of information and ideas about practice and research in early childhood teacher education. JECTE publishes original manuscripts, book reviews, research reports, position papers, letters to the editor, information on association activities, essays on current issues, and reflective reports on innovative early childhood teacher education practices. The journal is a membership benefit of NAECTE and is published quarterly including one-theme issue. For additional information, contact NAECTE at

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