Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children.
The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within.
The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues.
On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory.
Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors and many other positive attributes of childhood.
Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways.
Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.