Early Childhood News

Writer’s Guidelines
EarlychildhoodNEWS.com started as a nationally circulated magazine for early childhood professionals and
teachers of young children, infants to age eight, homeschooling parents and others. Now exclusively online,
EarlychildhoodNEWS.com is one of the most frequented early childhood education sites on the Internet,
offers a forum to network with other teachers as well as thematic activities and timely features.
EarlychildhoodNEWS.com regularly publishes research-based professional development articles, experiencebased feature articles, suggestions for developmentally appropriate ideas and activities, as well as material
geared specifically for our educational audience. Topics include child development, curriculum, family
relationships, health and safety, nutrition, behavior management, and much more.
Please direct responses to:
Susan Swanson, Associate Editor
2 Lower Ragsdale, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
E-mail: Sswanson@excelligence.com
Feature Articles
Manuscripts submitted as potential feature articles should:
Be between 800 and 1,200 words in length.
If research based, contain recent studies (no more than five years old). Always cite original research.
If you are building on the work of others, be sure to acknowledge their work.
Contain a short biography of yourself to be included at the end of the article.
Include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and social security number for payment
To submit a feature article for consideration, email as a query only to Barbara Atkinson, Managing
Editor at BCAtkinson@aol.com. Because of the large number of queries submitted, unsolicited manuscripts
cannot be returned and may not be acknowledged.
EarlychildhoodNEWS.com holds the copyright to all articles published.
Submission of a manuscript is a representation that it has not been published elsewhere, and is not under
consideration by other publications. Once accepted for publication, copyright of the article transfers from the
author to EarlychildhoodNEWS.
Promoting Potential
 Building Blocks to Learning
 The Shy Child
 Cooperation and Conflict: When Personalities Clash
 Development for Educators
Approaches to Learning
 The Role of Male Educators in the ECE Classroom
 Co-Teaching: Sharing the Schedule
 Commercialization of Preschool
 Inclusion in the Classroom
Child Care 101: Transitions
 Separation Anxiety
 Infants In Your Care
 From Outside to Inside And Back Again
 Stepping Up To Kindergarten
Let's Play!
 Field Trip Tips/Ideas - Types of Play and/or How Play Teaches
 "Roughhousing" As A Learning Tool: Taking Risks in a Safe Environment
 Freshen Up Your Outdoor Play Spaces
Our Environment
 A Healthy Classroom  Recycled Art Supplies
 Gardening Made Simple
 Take Learning Outdoors
Social and Emotional Development
 The Building Blocks of Social/Emotional Growth
 Red Flag Behaviors
 How Dramatic Play Can Enhance Learning
 How To Speak So Children Will Listen
 Supporting The Parent/Infant Bond
 What Does Your Space Really Need?
 Refresh Your Learning Centers
 How To Utilize A Multi-Use Space (Church Hall, Home, etc)
Summer Fun
 Water is Wonderful
 Outdoor Projects
 Gear Up For The Fall
Back To School
 Learning About Each Other
 Communicate With Parents
 Continuing Education for the Educator
Invite and Inspire
 How to Incorporate Family Into Your Curriculum
 Volunteers In the Classroom
 Networking and Co-sharing
Winter's Coming
 Indoor Fun
 Dealing with Allergies/Food Sensitivities
 Cold and Flu Tips
 Easy Preschool Projects
 Can You Ask? Alternatives to Coffee Cups, Soaps and Candles
Feature articles should:
Use headings and subheadings wherever appropriate.
Include a list of supplemental readings or resources (i.e., videos, audiotapes, or training materials).
Include charts, sidebars and illustrations.
Use an informal, personal writing style. To add vitality to your writing, use the active voice.
Use short simple sentences to create an easy reading style. Although our writing style is non-academic, the content of your
article should be grounded in solid research.
Use non-discriminatory, non-sexist language.