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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The cover for the Winter 2022 issue of Young Children magazine, featuring a happy family.
Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 4
December 1, 2022

Winter 2022

Welcoming in, Learning About, and Learning from Families
This issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles covering a range of topics about welcoming in, learning about, and learning from families.
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the cover of the publication young children, Volume 77, Number 3
Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 3
September 1, 2022

Fall 2022

Early Math Learning: Intentional Instruction, Playful Experiences
This issue of Young Children offers articles pairing essential math concepts with effective, engaging practices for early childhood settings.
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the cover of the publication young children, Volume 77, Number 2
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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