The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This outstanding resource provides a comprehensive research overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make knowledgeable judgments about these issues.

Now in its fourth edition, this handbook features all new sections on social emotional learning, non-cognitive assessment, child development, early childhood education, content areas, teacher preparation, technology, multimedia, and English language learners. With thorough updates to chapters and references, this new edition remains the cutting-edge resource for making the field’s extensive knowledge base readily available and accessible to researchers and educators.

It is a valuable resource for all of those who work and study in the field of early childhood education including researchers, educators, policy makers, librarians, and school administrators. This volume addresses critical, up-to-date research on several disciplines such as child development, early childhood education, psychology, curriculum, teacher preparation, policy, evaluation strategies, technology, and multimedia exposure.

chapter |15 pages


A Contemporary Researcher’s vade mecum (Redux) Sequentia
ByOlivia N. Saracho

part I|66 pages

Early Childhood Education and Child Development

chapter 1|15 pages

Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children

ByEnrique B. Arranz-Freijo, Joana Acha, Florencia B. Barreto-Zarza

chapter 2|11 pages

Peer Relationships and Social Competence in Early Childhood

ByBecky Kochenderfer-Ladd, Gary W. Ladd

chapter 3|22 pages

The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education

BySusanne A. Denham, Kristi H. Liverette

chapter 4|18 pages

Promoting Motor Development and Early Years Physical Literacy in Young Children

ByJacqueline D. Goodway, Ruri Famelia, Ali Brian, John C. Ozmun, David L. Gallahue

part II|124 pages

Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction

chapter 5|16 pages

Print and Digital Picture Books in the Service of Young Children’s Mathematics Learning

ByHerbert P. Ginsburg, Colleen Uscianowski, Cristina Carrazza, Susan C. Levine

chapter 6|14 pages

Expanding the Focus of Early Years Mathematics Education

Statistics and Probability
ByAisling M. Leavy, Mairéad Hourigan

chapter 7|10 pages

Early Literacy

A Multimodal Process
BySusan E. Hill

chapter 8|10 pages

Educating for Democratic Citizenship in Early Childhood

ByStacy DeZutter

chapter 9|16 pages

Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education

Continuing Reconsideration
ByChristine Marmé Thompson, Christopher M. Schulte

chapter 10|16 pages

Musical Experiences and Learning in Early Childhood

BySusan Young

chapter 11|11 pages

Play in Early Childhood Education

ByJames E. Johnson, Serap Sevimli-Celik, Monirah A. Al-Mansour, Tuğçe Burcu Arda Tunçdemir, Pool Ip Dong

chapter 12|7 pages

The Landscape of Outdoor Play

ByJohn A. Sutterby

chapter 13|16 pages

Technology in Early Childhood Education

ByJulie Sarama, Douglas H. Clements

chapter 14|7 pages

Media Exposure in Early Childhood and Infancy

Examining Traditional Media (TV) and Mobile Digital Technologies
ByDomenica De Pasquale, Karin Archer, Eileen Wood

part III|168 pages

Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy

chapter 15|25 pages

Low-Income and Young Children

ByTiana Moore, Rebecca M. Ryan, Rebecca C. Fauth, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

chapter 16|20 pages

The Education of Young Emergent Bilingual Children

An Update and Call for Action
ByDavid B. Yaden, Mileidis Gort, Camille C. Martínez, Robert Rueda

chapter 17|15 pages

Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education

ByAnn-Marie Wiese, Delis Cuéllar, Eugene E. García

chapter 18|7 pages

Early Childhood Multicultural Education

ByEsther Elena López-Mulnix

chapter 19|8 pages

Quality Inclusive Practices for Preschoolers with Disabilities

Providing Access, Opportunities for Participation, and Supports
ByBernadette M. Laumann, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Wu-Ying Hsieh

chapter 20|18 pages

Family Context in Early Childhood Education

ByBarbara H. Fiese, Meghan Fisher

chapter 21|12 pages

The Preparation of Early Childhood Educators

A Complex Landscape
ByMary Harrill, Madelyn Gardner, Shyrelle Eubanks, Douglas Imig, David Imig

chapter 22|8 pages

Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

ByDouglas R. Powell, Karen E. Diamond

chapter 23|11 pages

Assessing Teacher–Child Relationships

A Cultural Context Perspective
ByAthanasios Gregoriadis, Vasilis Grammatikopoulos, Nikolaos Tsigilis, Evridiki Zachopoulou

chapter 24|15 pages

New Information on Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs

ByDale C. Farran, Kimberly T. Nesbitt

chapter 25|13 pages

Rethinking Quality in Early Education

Practices that Advance Children’s Cultural Strengths
ByBruce Fuller, Margaret Bridges, Claudia Galindo

chapter 26|13 pages

Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools

ByW. Steven Barnett, Allison H. Friedman-Krauss