Early Childhood Care and Education

This guide is designed to be a one-stop source of information in the field of Education that complements the ECE program.

Open Access Online Journals

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  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Open Journal
    American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Review of Educational Research, Review of Research in Education, Qualitative Inquiry, & Sociological Methods & Research. Search by title.
  • American Journal of Play
    An interdisciplinary quarterly of The Strong, the American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates cultural history.
  • Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
    A comprehensive & unbiased collection that includes scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data, & instruments from a wide range of disciplines & sources, including multiple federal agencies. Research Connections compiles & distributes bibliographies, develops issue briefs, & synthesizes research on key topics.
  • Current Issues in Education
    Produced by Arizona State University graduate students. Publishes articles on a broad range of education topics that are timely & have relevance in the field of education (pre-K, K-12, & higher education) both nationally & internationally.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly education journals. Search by subject or title.
  • Early Childhood Research & Practice
    The first open-access, peer-reviewed, bilingual Internet journal in early care & education. Features articles related to the development, care, & education of children from birth to approximately age 8.
  • 99 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators
    These journals focus on research, practices, and specific approaches to education on all levels including pre K-12, college students in bachelor degree programs, and graduate students.
  • eJournal of Education Policy
    Established in Fall 2000. Covers the broad issues of rights to an education in the public domain & the debates that emerge around differing opinions regarding educational policy making in a democratic society.
  • International Journal of Education & the Arts
    Primarily publishes peer reviewed research-based field studies including, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, & narrative & holistic integrated studies that cross or transcend these fields.
  • International Journal of Multicultural Education
    An open-access e-journal committed to promoting educational equity, cross-cultural understanding, & global awareness in all levels of education.
  • International Journal of Early Childhood and Special Education
    This open access journal, published in multiple languages, covers a variety of topics related to special education. 
  • Journal of Research in Rural Education
    A peer-reviewed, open access e-journal publishing original pieces of scholarly research of demonstrable relevance to educational issues within rural settings.

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