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Early Childhood Education

Young Children


Young Children is a bimonthly publication of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This peer-reviewed journal offers early childhood educators and other concerned readers practical and research-based articles on timely topics of interest. NAEYC members receive the journal six times per year as a member benefit and it is also available on a subscription basis.

The journal’s readership—more than 100,000 members and subscribers worldwide—work with or on behalf of young children from birth through age eight. Articles might describe research-based teaching strategies, present theories and research, or discuss current policies affecting young children. Each issue includes a cluster of articles that consider different aspects of the same topic. Cluster themes are decided upon many months in advance.

Guidelines for submitting articles and photographs to Young Children appear at This Web site also includes information about advertising in the journal, subscriptions, and a search tool.

Young Children sponsors a web-based resource, “Beyond the Journal” ( At this site, journal authors can share items such as book lists, planning formats, samples of children’s work, or handouts suitable for staff or family workshops. “Beyond the Journal” also includes full-text articles—some reprinted from Young Children and some that appear only on the Web—and “Voices of Practitioners,” a feature devoted to teacher research.

Derry Koralek