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Early Childhood: Online journals and weblinks

Keeping current - access industry journals


The IRECE Journal

The journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education (IRECE) is an electronic peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an international forum for scholarship and research within the field of early childhood education. Published in Melbourne Australia, it aims to provide a forum for debate  in  Asia,  Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as the regular sources of scholarship in both Western and Eastern Europe, New Zealand, and North America.

Preschool Matters

Preschool Matters is a quarterly magazine produced by Early Learning Association Australia.

Preschool Matters covers issues of importance to the early learning sector in Australia, with details on upcoming events, resources, case studies and stories of interest to both our members and the wider community.



The following journals can be accessed via the library databases.   As well as searching databases you can read these journals by current editions. Click on the title to access the journal. Some have a 12 month publisher embargo.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education

Serves as a vehicle for reporting and sharing the results of studies by early childhood education in the Pacific area.

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 

Early Childhood Education; Australia; Child Care  (full text to 2018, abstracts &  citation details for current issues)

Childcare in practice 

Concerned with all disciplines relating to children's services, from social care to health care, medicine to psychology, education, the police and probationary services, to solicitors and barristers.

Child Development 

Articles of interdisciplinary empirical research, theoretical articles and reviews that have theoretical implications for child developmental research selected through blind review.

Early Childhood Education Journal 

Publishes articles on curriculum, child care programs, administration, staff development, family-school relationships, equity issues, multicultural units, health nutrition, facilities, special needs, employer-sponsored care, and infant/toddler programs.

Early Education & Development

Presents empirical research in early childhood education and child development, with emphasis on practical implications for practitioners.

Educating Young Children: Learning & Teaching in the Early Childhood Years

Covers topics relating to educational research, curriculum trends, developmental theories, etc.(AUST).

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 

Early Childhood Education; Europe

Every Child

Early Childhood Australia Inc


Provides management and program ideas for leaders in early childhood programs.

Infant & Child Development

Publishes theoretical, empirical and methodological papers covering all aspects of psychological development during infancy and early childhood.

International Journal of Early Years Education 

Offers a perspective on research & major new initiatives in the care & education of young children.

International Journal of Early Childhood Learning

Early Childhood Education

International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

An online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (age 0-8) and their families.

Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education 

Early Childhood Education; Teacher Education

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Major reports of developmental research that generate authoritative new findings, fresh perspectives on conceptually significant issues, controversy and commentary on all aspects of child development for professionals in the field.

Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Topics include facilitated communication, inclusion, supported living, supported employment, issues of early childhood, self-advocacy, positive behavioral practices, disability rights, & issues of concern to families.

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Articles, review articles, commentary and book reviews that focus on different aspects of early childhood special education. Topics include staff development, technical assistance, intervention programs, research and practice in early intervention. 

Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education

Includes informative articles, resources and tools to promote the participation of early childhood teachers in teacher research.

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