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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YC May 2018 Issue Cover
Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 2
May 1, 2018

May 2018

The Power of Early Childhood Education: Expanding Educational Equity, Shrinking the Achievement Gap
YC May 2018 issue
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Young Children March 2018 Issue
Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 1
March 1, 2018

March 2018

Joyful Learning in Kindergarten
YC March 2018 Issue
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Young Children
Vol. 72, No. 5
November 1, 2017

November 2017

Creativity Throughout the Day
YC November 2017 issue
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