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

STOP PRESS!

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.

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY – 17th May, 2015

For more information, go to:  http://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com/

CONFERENCE/AGM 2015

The confirmed focus is: Children’s and Practitioners’ experiences of early years care and education. The date is now confirmed as Friday, 30th October and  Saturday, 31st October, 2015 at the ICC Birmingham.

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 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Thinking of becoming a member? Download our new Membership Application Form here.

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.

TACTYC: EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

TACTYC has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values and principles. Please see our carefully considered statement here.

MORE ON BASELINE ASSESSMENT

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.

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.

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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