Welcome to TACTYC

TACTYC was founded in 1978 by a group of early years teacher trainers who recognised how isolated they were feeling in their work and how supportive and developmental it could be to come together with others in a similar position on a regular basis. Today, TACTYC has broadened its base to welcome people from a wide range of early years backgrounds; early years researchers, education consultants and professionals working with children and families in day-care, education, health, play work and social service contexts. TACTYC also warmly welcomes students from across these areas.

  • check out the international Journal
  • read other practitioners reflections
  • look out for conferences
  • join in our advocacy and lobbying
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Latest news

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CONFERENCE/AGM 2015: Booking Now!

Date: Friday, 30th October and  Saturday, 31st October, 2015    Venue: The International Conference Centre Birmingham.  Title: Children’s and Practitioners’ experiences of early years care and education: Advocating for young children through research and practice.  Please see conference page for information on payment of fees.

NEWSLETTER 34 now here

LETTER TO MINISTERS

We care very much that education and care are considered together in all policy.  See our letter to Nicky Morgan here.

DO YOU PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE BY STANDING ORDER?

If you’re someone who pays your membership fees by standing order (and most members do), please ensure that you update the amount with your bank – £45 full member, £30 students/unwaged.

NEW REFLECTIONS ARTICLE

We have another new reflections article for your enjoyment – and, hopefully, response! Linda Withey is offering ‘Food for Thought’, literally, setting the issue of nutrition in a central place as an essential component to both care and education.

NEW CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EARLY YEARS JOURNAL

There is a new Call for Papers on Digital-play and technologies on the Journal page and you can also find it here.

MORE ON BASELINE ASSESSMENT

See the new ‘Better without Baseline‘ website.  TACTYC and Early Education have collaborated to produce guidance on current options for standardised baseline assessment. The NUT is also starting a campaign in collaborate with TACTYC. See also article pubished in The Voice.

OCCASIONAL PAPER 6 NOW AVAILABLE

Hot on the heels of Dr. Elena Hoicka’s paper on humour, you can now download Dr. Jan Georgeson and team’s inspiring Occasional Paper on the two-year-old project, funded last year by TACTYC. All comments welcome as always.

REPORTS

There are a continual range of new reports which you can find here – there’s a fascinating new paper from our colleague in the US, Lilian Katz – do have a look.


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