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

CHANGE OF STRAPLINE

Many of you will have noticed that we have slightly changed our TACTYC strapline to  Association for Professional Development in Early Years in line with agreement at our AGM.

HONOUR FOR OUR PRESIDENT

Our President, Wendy Scott, was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of all her work on behalf of young children and practitioners. Congratulations, Wendy!

SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITION NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Our special edition Newsletter focusing on our November Conference/AGM is now available for download by members .

OCCASIONAL PAPER 5 IS HERE!

You can now download Dr. Elena Hoika’s fascinating paper on The Development of Humour and Pretending from Infancy to Three-Years. Happy reading!

MEMBERSHIP FEES

A very necessary increase in fees was agreed by members at the recent AGM.  Full membership still represents fantastic value at £45 p.a. students/unwaged pay only £30.

NEW CONSULTATIONS

The government has launched a consultation on A World Class Teaching Profession, responses requested by the 3rd February, 2015.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

We have now launched our Baseline Assessment campaign papers and you can read them here.

FINAL REPORT on our Project about Two-year-olds in England:

It was certainly fascinating to hear the outcomes and findings at our latest Conference, for which you can find the PowerPoint presentation here. The full report is also available here.


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