Early Childhood Education Journal
Early Childhood Education Journal is a professional publication of original peer-reviewed articles, both invited and unsolicited, that reflect exemplary practices in the rapidly changing field of contemporary early childhood education. The journal's focus is reflected in its title--Early (focusing exclusively on the age group birth through 8); Childhood (emphasizing all facets of child development--social, physical, emotional, and intellectual); Education (analyzing issues, trends, and practices from an educational perspective); and Journal (documenting points of view and practical recommendations with current, authoritative scholarly sources). Early Childhood Education Journal publishes articles consistent with this focus--feature-length articles that skillfully blend theory, research, and practice; descriptions of outstanding early childhood programs from around the world; and case studies of young children written by educators. Additionally, the journal publishes reviews of print and nonprint media--children's books, computer software suitable for the very young child, and publications of interest to professionals in the field. The contributors to and the readership of the journal represent a larger coalition of child advocates. This group includes classroom teachers (nursery though third grade), childcare providers, faculty in colleges and universities, and administrators responsible for early childhood programs. Early Childhood Education Journal also embraces experts in related fields who share a commitment to young children and their families--professionals in psychology, health care, family relations, and social services.