Voices of Practitioners

Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education is an online peer-reviewed journal in which teachers provide a critical perspective on their roles in children's development and learning.
Voices of Practitioners disseminates early childhood teachers’ systematic study of an aspect of their own classroom practice. Teacher research offers a means for teachers to examine their questions about teaching and learning, reflect with colleagues, and make improvements in their teaching practice.    


Call for Papers: Reflecting on Our Own Identities in Early Childhood Education
Voices of Practitioners Fall 2023, Volume 18


For the 2023 issue of Voices of Practitioners, we are seeking stories that explore how early childhood professionals' reflections on their own identities, specifically social identities, impact their work with young children. We welcome narratives that highlight how aspects of your social identity have influenced your teaching practice and your experience of power dynamics in early childhood settings.


The deadline for proposals is April 7, 2023. Click here to learn more about submission guidelines.  



Fall 2022: Volume 17

Read the Fall 2022 issue, where practitioners reflect on how we as educators promote creativity and agency in play for each and every young child.

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Fall 2021: Volume 16

Read the Fall 2021 compilation of Voices where we invited practitioners to reflect on what they are learning while leading and educating young children during overlapping global crises. 

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Fall 2020: Volume 15

Read the Fall 2020 collection, which highlights new and divergent perspectives on how best to teach and lead, while also revealing many commonalities of our professional experiences as educators.

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Fall 2019: Volume 14

Read the Fall 2019 issue for articles that include "Promoting Equity Through Teacher Research" and more.

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About Voices of Practitioners

Learn more about Voices of Practitioners and begin your submission by reading the manuscript guidelines.

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About Teacher Research

Learn more about the teacher research process using these tools and resources.

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Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum

This forum will share the benefits of teacher research to professional practice with the entire NAEYC community, as well as offer resources and support for aspiring teacher researchers and teacher educators.