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

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.

NEW CONSULTATION RESPONSES

See our responses to the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner: ‘What are the characteristics of an education system which protects and promotes children’s rights?’

RESEARCH REPORT: Two-year-olds in England

Having read the Interim Report from the Plymouth team, you’re no doubt waiting for the final one, especially if you heard the fascinating findings are our recent Conference/AGM. It’s here now!

NEWSLETTER 31

Find it here.  There’ll shortly be a new Newsletter devoted entirely to our November Conference.


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