SECA publishes a variety of materials for those in the field of Early Childhood Education. All SECA members receive an online subscription to Dimensions of Early Childhood, our nationally recognized refereed journal, and to the SECA Reporter Blog. We also publish books, brochures, and pamphlets covering a range of topics of interest to the early childhood professional.


Dimensions of Early Childhood

Dimensions of Early Childhood includes articles and information of interest to early childhood professionals and translates “research into practice”, making the latest research and early childhood data accessible to teachers and persons working in early childhood classrooms.



Call for Manuscripts for Special Issue 2019

High quality early childhood experiences are indicative of our commitment to children. In order to provide high quality early childhood experiences, we encourage educators to joyfully embrace young children and their families through developmentally, culturally and inclusive relevant practices. As such, manuscript submissions are invited for a special issue of Dimensions of Early Childhood that focuses on Embracing the Joy. Authors are encouraged to submit original research as well as practitioner ideas following our submission guidelines. Topics may include (but not limited to) the following:

Embracing the Joy

  • Bringing joy back to the classroom through the use of play-based, developmentally appropriate practices that focus on intentional teaching.
  • Creating enriched and joyful lives through the promotion of optimal social-emotional development of young children.
  • Supporting the joy of early childhood professionals through the implementation of a career ladder and tools to help them with work/life balance.
  • Adding joy to learning through arts integration and STEAM activities in early childhood classrooms.
  • Innovative strategies for joyful learning in the higher education early childhood education program.
  • Facilitating joy in families through innovative supports and advocacy.
  • Strategies for inclusive practices for children of special abilities.
  • Developing joyful environments for dual language learners and their families.
  • Nurturing joy in the care of infants and toddlers.

Authors are asked to follow the guidelines for submission  Submitted manuscripts will follow the same review process. Manuscripts must be submitted by December 1, 2018.  Special issue will be published March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Mari Riojas-Cortez, Ph.D., Editor, at

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Articles are submitted through a peer review process and selected based upon their content and value to the SECA membership. The journal is published 3 times per year.

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