From the Editor
As the editor of Infants & Young Children (IYC) over the past 5 years, my perspective has been one of privilege and gratitude. I have been in the field of early childhood intervention since 1976 when I became a preschool public school teacher in what was then considered a relatively new field of service. It is no surprise that I feel privileged to be editing a journal in the field I love. I also feel so grateful to the editorial board and authors who contribute to this field through the articles submitted and published in IYC.
My role as an editor has been that of a steward of the journal and the work we publish. As such, I have been able to work with an exemplary editorial board that has helped refine submitted manuscripts into scholarly contributions to the field. By doing so, our mission at IYC has been articulated as one that helps authors improve the field of early childhood intervention through the publication of articles that are thoughtful, applicable, and understandable to our readers.
In this day of instant gratification and a growing emphasis on the quantity of publications, we at IYC are more concerned with the meaning of the research or practice contained in a manuscript. Our intent has been to protect and improve the integrity of the field of early childhood intervention through the acceptance and publication of manuscripts that will have application to improve developmental and behavioral outcomes for infants and young children and their families.
I am pleased to announce that I will continue as editor of IYC for another 5-year term. I thank our publisher at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for giving me privilege to continue to steward IYC. Suffice to say with a President who is intent on increasing public funding for early childhood programs, the integrity of our field is more important than ever, as are improved outcomes for infants, young children, and their families. I look forward to working with others who share my passion!
Section Editor(s): Bruder, Mary Beth PhD - Editor