Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal), ISSN Print: 2477-4189; Online: 2477-4715, Published by Department of Islamic Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education and Teaching Science, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. Al-Athfal is a professional publication for academics, government, and non-government agencies, early childhood practitioners, such as classroom teachers, child care providers, and teacher educators, all of whom are dedicated to the education and care of young children, from birth to eight years. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering: child growth and development, children's relations with family and society, developmental observation, assessment, educational environment and curriculum, health, safety, and nutrition, professionalism and leadership, administration, and management.
Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak, published twice a year in June and December, always places childhood education and development in the central focus of academic inquiry and invites any comprehensive research of early childhood education and development with their many facets. This journal serving as a forum for the study of early childhood education and development in Indonesia and other parts of the world With a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector approach, the Article analyzes conceptual developments, problems, trends, policies, and practices offering well-documented viewpoints and practical recommendations with several areas of research that are prioritized and emphasized. Emphasis areas include child education across cultures, child education in Islamic perspective, multicultural and education for all, theory, research, and practice, relating to the development of religion and culture-based concepts, early childhood education innovation and technology; qualitative and quantitative research and case studies. Al-Athfal has become a medium of diffusion and exchange of ideas and research findings, so much so that researchers, writers, and readers from various traditions of learning have interacted in a scholarly manner.
Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Islamic Early Childhood Education Journal) was first published in 2015, with print and online media. To support online publication, Al-Athfal, for the first time, using the Open Journal System Platform version 2.8. First published online, Al-Athfal still hires independent hosting at http://al-athfal.org/index.php/athfal (now out of date).
In 2016, following up on the institution's policy, Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Islamic Early Childhood Education Journal) moved the server from an independent server to a server at the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga with the URL address: http://ejournal.uin-suka.ac. id/tarbiyah /index.php / alathfal
In 2017, Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Islamic Early Childhood Education Journal) became a member of CrossRef and had a unique DOI number and is indexed on DOAJ, SINTA 4, Garuda, Moraref, Google Scholar, Academia, Dimensions, and Index Copernicus.
In 2019, Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Islamic Early Childhood Education Journal) accredited with Sinta 3 rank by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education with the Decree of the Director-General of Research and Development Strengthening Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 28 / E / KPT / 2019, dated 26 September 2019.
To improve metadata update and make it easier to adjust the authors and editor layout and follow the National Journal accreditation assessor direction and input, Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal made changes to the article template. These changes include the paper size, which from B5 changed to A4 size, and improved columns, fonts, and additional article metadata information making it more comfortable to read and informative. This article template is used from Volume 6 Number 1 June 2020 onwards. Furthermore, starting volume 6, Number 2 December 2020, published in English.