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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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 1
March 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Social & Emotional Development: For Our Youngest Learners & Beyond
The Spring 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles devoted to intentional practices that promote social and emotional development.
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 5
November 18, 2020

December 2020

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: Supporting Identity Development & Advancing Equity
The December issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles with perspectives on enriching curriculum by connecting lessons to children's social and cultural contexts.
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 4
September 1, 2020

September 2020

Fostering Content Knowledge: Meaningful Integration in the Primary Grades
The September 2020 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles that showcase the power of integrating science, math, technology, literacy, and social studies to make learning meaningful and content-rich across the primary grades.
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