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. 79, No. 2
June 3, 2024

Summer 2024

Self-Regulation and Executive Function: Responsive and Informed Practices for Early Childhood
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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the cover of the publication, young children, spring 2024
Young Children
Vol. 79, No. 1
March 1, 2024

Spring 2024

Knowledgeable and Engaged Young Citizens: Social Studies in Early Childhood
This issue of Young Children offers in-depth explanations and powerful examples of social studies teaching and learning in action.
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The cover for the Winter 2023 edition of Young Children.
Young Children
Vol. 78, No. 4
December 1, 2023

Winter 2023

Technology and Media in Early Childhood Education
The latest issue of Young Children delves into the what, why, when, and how of incorporating technology and media into early childhood programs and classrooms.
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