Young Children

An award-winning, peer-reviewed journal that combines research and practice, Young Children supports educational excellence and focuses on meeting the needs of all children, birth through third grade.

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Explore past issues of Young Children going back to March 2015 below. To view issues from the complete archive, click here. (Standard and Premium members only)

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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 2
June 1, 2022

Summer 2022

DAP and Playful Learning: Equitable Approaches
This issue of Young Children delves into different aspects of play, different roles of educators during play, and the contexts of children and families with play.
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 1
March 1, 2022

Spring 2022

Preparing Early Childhood Educators
This cluster of Young Children articles focuses on impactful practices for teacher educators and preparation programs related to syllabi, course assignments, and class activities as well as clinical and field experiences.
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 4
December 1, 2021

Winter 2021

Individuality and Inclusive Practices for Early Childhood
This cluster of Young Children articles takes up that call by digging deeper into the core consideration of individuality and guidelines related to inclusion and offering in-depth descriptions of approaches to meet each child where they are.
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