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. 78, No. 3
September 1, 2023

Fall 2023

Advances in Understanding Child Development and Learning: Through a Lens of Equity
This issue of Young Children highlights key child development concepts, such as agency and funds of knowledge, emphasizing the need to deepen our knowledge of child development and learning through a lens of equity.
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Young Children
Vol. 78, No. 2
June 1, 2023

Summer 2023

Equitable, Effective Early Childhood Education for All: Policy and Advocacy to Get Us There
Research shows that effective, equitable early childhood education means a confluence of well-compensated, fully supported educators who are knowledgeable and skilled in practices for all children.
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The cover for the spring 2023 edition of Young Children, featuring a child with a teacher.
Young Children
Vol. 78, No. 1
March 1, 2023

Spring 2023

Developmentally Appropriate Assessment Practices: Gathering, Understanding, and Using Information
This issue of Young Children examines developmentally appropriate and equitable assessment practices for early childhood settings.
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